Liverpool and Everton have moved on after their clash at Anfield on Saturday, or… not quite. Georginio Wijnaldum was asked by Sky Sports to comment on Everton’s approach to the game, and he seemed to have no doubt that some of his opponents really meant to cause injuries.
The tackles, especially those from the players from Everton made on our players, it was hard to see, hard to accept, because I think you can play the game really hard, but not with the intention to give someone an injury
the Netherlands international said, in agreement with many Liverpool fans and even neutrals, who felt that some of the challenges made by Everton players were just… ‘too much’.
For me, my opinion, that is a bad thing, because you have to play the game fair. Of course you can play hard, to win, but not to injure the player, because that is not part of the game. I saw a few, even in the replay, I saw a few tackles that had to be red
Wijnaldum said, rather disappointed that the referee of the derby avoided taking the red card out of his pocket.