Everton duo send out apologies to Liverpool's Thiago Alcantara, Virgil van Dijk
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Everton duo send out apologies to Liverpool's Thiago Alcantara, Virgil van Dijk

Everton striker Richarlison has apologised to Liverpool's Thiago Alcantara following his dangerous challenge towards the end of the match.

Alcantara managed to get up from the challenge and assisted Jordan Henderson's goal which was later disallowed however the former Bayern Munich man signalled an injury.

"Everyone who knows my background knows that I was never a violent player," Richarlison said in a statement.

"I did not enter that dispute with the intention of hurting Thiago... I already sent a message to him apologising and I also do it here publicly. I hope he hasn't been hurt and that everything is fine."

Meanwhile, Virgil van Dijk had to come off the pitch early in the game following a tackle as well through Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

Pickford was not punished for the incident but Henderson insisted that Pickford was indeed apologetic and was genuine about it.

"Everyone keeps asking us about it so I'm guessing it's a red card. It mustn't be a good challenge," Henderson told BT Sport.

"To be fair, Jordan came up and apologised to me after the game and (told me) to tell Virgil." 

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