Liverpool claimed all three points today in the Merseyside Derby in a fashion in which you can only dream of, with forgotten man Divock Origi capitalising on an error of judgement by Everton keeper Jordan Pickford to head into an empty net.
With the game looking all but over, Pickford inexplicably failed to catch the ball after a hopeful cross in from Virgil Van Dijk and gave it straight to the path of Origi, who gave Liverpool the winner with seconds remaining.
Although in normal circumstances fans may be able to feel a degree of sympathy for Pickford, they weren’t keen for him to forget the words he made after Alisson’s error against Leicester back in September.
“I try not to do tricks because I don’t want to be caught with it. It’s a risk”, he stated in an interview, while he also said “he won’t blunder like Alisson” — particularly ironic considering Alisson’s display was instrumental in Everton not taking an early lead.
Alisson's 'blunder' didn't cost his team three points. Pickford, on the other hand…
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— Dale O'Donnell (@ODonnellDale) December 2, 2018
After his comments, it was of course Liverpool Pickford had to have a howler against to the joy of the majority of Anfield.
I think I speak on behalf of all Liverpool fans when I say we’re more than happy with Alisson…