Everton keeper Jordan Pickford will face no further action over the challenge which left Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk facing knee surgery.

The PA news agency understands the England international will escape punishment as the incident during Saturday’s 2-2 derby draw at Goodison Park was seen by the match officials.

Liverpool have confirmed that Van Dijk suffered anterior cruciate ligament damage in a collision with Pickford, with VAR official David Coote advising referee Michael Oliver that the Holland defender had been offside in the build-up.

Pickford came through the ranks with Sunderland but joined Everton for an initial £25million when the Black Cats were relegated from the Premier League in June 2017.