ordan Pickford attracted criticism from rival fans and Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp following his wild lunge on Virgil van Dijk which has left the defender out injured for the rest of the season. Now, according to reports, he has had to hire bodyguards to protect himself and his family after receiving a number of death threats.
The Daily Mail reports that as a result of death threats, bodyguards have been hired.
A source told the paper: ‘Jordan has been shocked by the level of abuse he has received since the match. He is determined to do whatever it takes to make sure his family is kept safe.’
In order to stay safe, the Pickford family have bee warned to stay off social media to hide their location.
The news comes after Merseyside Police said they were investigating tweets sent to Pickford and Richarlison. The Brazilian was sent off for his own foul on Thiago later in the game.