Liverpool News: The outstanding performance by Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford during Saturday’s Merseyside derby draw at Goodison Park left Reds manager Jurgen Klopp in awe.
After a highly contested 0-0 tie in which both teams hit the woodwork many times, the honours were evenly distributed.
The Reds created more opportunities, although one might argue that Everton’s were of higher quality. Neal Maupay, in particular, missed a beautiful chance to give the hosts the lead midway through the second half.
Following the break, Pickford and Liverpool attacker Roberto Firmino engaged in a running duel. The England international who greeted him between the sticks was beaten on several occasions by the Brazilian international, but he couldn’t overcome him.
Liverpool News: What did Klopp say?
Klopp was not in the mood to criticise his players after the game. However, Liverpool could consider themselves unfortunate not to have earned all three points. The Reds manager was unable to do much more than marvel at the achievement when informed by BT Sport that the Toffees’ goalkeeper had made at least six saves.
He wondered, “Wow, what can you do?” It was a fantastic derby, very intense, and full of amazing moments. Pickford made numerous saves while we hit the post three times. I can’t even count how many derbies I’ve participated in, but they’ve all been challenging here.
Frank Lampard, the Everton manager, mirrored Klopp’s thoughts from the opposing dugout. The Toffees manager added, “I thought we were excellent,” while praising Pickford. One of the best 0-0s you’ll probably ever witness. Pickford made some excellent stops; in situations like this, you need your goalie to be alert.
“He and Allison, two top-notch keepers. We are fortunate to have a player of this calibre, and I have relied on Jordan a lot. He is a fantastic keeper.“
Bad start to the season for Liverpool
As a result, Liverpool is now mired as low as sixth in the Premier League standings, six points behind league-leading Arsenal and five points behind Manchester City, their longtime adversary for the title.
Even though Liverpool’s Premier League season has gotten off to the worst start, Klopp wasn’t overly depressed following the match.
He continued, “We had good set-pieces, but we either didn’t finish it off or, when we got another one, we were a little too open, and they utilised that in these situations very well.
Apart from that, they didn’t really give us much trouble or anything, but we definitely had to dig deep, and that’s what we did.