While the challenge could quite easily have been worthy of a red card, the fact that Dutch defender Van Dijk was penalised for offside by his arm in the initial phase of play meant Pickford was let off the hook.
Premier League leaders Everton twice came from behind to level in an absorbing contest at Goodison Park. The blues are top of the table, and undefeated this season, whilst the champions will be looking to bounce back from a 7-2 defeat to Aston Villa before the global break.
Luis Garcia has stated on Twitter that Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford should have been sent off for his challenge on Liverpool central defender Virgil van Dijk in the Merseyside derby this afternoon. Who could Liverpool have realistically signed keeper-wise this summer?
Going into this match, many believed it was Everton's best chance of a win for several years in the Merseyside derby, one of English football's most lopsided rivalries in recent times.
Klopp's team has, however, conceded 13 goals after just five games of their title defense.
Pickford charged out of his box and collided with van Dijk in a scissors motion, who was forced off with an injury and replaced by Joe Gomez. While it was questionable goalkeeping from Adrian, van Dijk's presence may also have been missed. A towering header from Michael Keane!
This game looked to be there for the taking for either side, but both teams came out in the second half looking nervous and tentative.
Colombian playmaker Rodriguez had been by a considerable distance the best player on the pitch and his vision and passing were causing Liverpool all sorts of problems.
But in stoppage time, Thiago Alcantara found Sadio Mane with a clever pass and the Senagalese's low cross was turned in by Henderson, only for VAR to find the narrowest of offsides.
Liverpool were humiliated 7-2 by Aston Villa just before the worldwide break but they quickly set about putting things right when Mane scored in the third minute, firing home a low cross from Andy Robertson.
It was a fitting end to a tight and, at times, controversial Merseyside derby.