Everton signed Jordan Pickford from Sunderland in the summer of 2017, and credit must be given to former Toffees boss Ronald Koeman for bringing the goalkeeper to the club.
Pickford had just starred for a Sunderland team that were relegated from the Premier League, and Everton took what was a punt on the stopper.
Since then, Pickford has become England’s undisputed number one goalkeeper, and has arguably developed into one of the finest stoppers in the Premier League.
It has been some rise for Pickford, and his importance to Everton was shown when he signed a new long-term contract in September.
The Everton fans absolutely love the Englishman, and many have paid tribute to the goalkeeper following Sunday’s goalless draw with Chelsea in the Premier League.
Pickford made a string of fine stops against the Blues, and his performance led to Everton fans claiming that they are blessed to have him at their club.
A selection of the Twitter reaction from the joyous Everton fans can be seen below:
I pinch myself everyday as I can’t believe we’ve got him ?
— Eleanor (@elle_efc) November 12, 2018
Koeman had his faults but he didn’t let us down when he signed this fella !!
— dave callingham (@daveyc99) November 12, 2018
One of the best goalkeepers in the world right now if not thee best, trying to emulate the brilliance of @NevilleSouthall
— Paul Stuart (@PaulStu93401218) November 12, 2018
proud and thankful to have you jordan.??
— linda p kernohan (@kernohan_p) November 12, 2018
Just love his enthusiasm. Did you see yesterday in 2nd half, chelsea player cuts in off right wing, has shot which is perfectly covered by Jordan. Goes 6 inches past post and jordan fist pumps. It meant everything to him that clean sheet.
— Jay (@jagsti) November 12, 2018
Now keep Pickford home!!! Dont send him away like you did Rooney or Barkley. Boy maybe a Geordie but he is actually a Toffee ;p (bit of tongue in cheek there)
— Ravi Arunasalam (@rarunasalam) November 12, 2018
He was so boss yesturday. That point blank save he made in the first half was so CLUTCH.
— Richarlison Good, Nazis Bad (@IamBradMinoski) November 12, 2018