Everton fans have taken to Twitter to react after Jordan Pickford cost their side a result in the last seconds of the Merseyside derby.
The England number one inexplicably attempted to catch a looping, sliced effort from Virgin van Dijk with just seconds left at Anfield, when he really should’ve tipped the ball out for a corner or just left it alone completely.
Instead, Pickford nudged the ball back into play, where Divock Origi was lurking to head home his third goal against Everton in just three Merseyside derby appearances.
Marco Silva’s side impressed throughout and could’ve taken the three points themselves were it not for Alisson’s heroics in goal, but ultimately, the former Sunderland keeper’s mistake meant they had nothing to show for their efforts.
The Toffees’ keeper was erratic throughout the game, skewing his passes out from the back on some occasions and not looking overly convincing in between the posts.
Naturally, Everton fans have reacted to their player’s error…
Well tough, in this case he needs a good smack for that! If he’s putting his hands up to it, push the damn thing away/backwards!! Sorry @JPickford1 but *shakes head*……..
Well played though, all our @Everton boys!!! #Onwards
— Cathy McAlle (@CathyMcAlle) December 2, 2018
He barely has to make a save all game? love Pickford but that was shocking
— JJ (@jjisblue) December 2, 2018
Unbelievable yet depressingly believable. Final ball / shot cost us, plus of course another poor decision in a derby by Pickford. Everton eh? #EFC
— DJOTaylor (@DJOTaylor) December 2, 2018
— ⚽️Matt (@Squidwardsson) December 2, 2018
imagine if pickford made a mistake like that twice in the champions league final
— luke (@_luke_efc_2) December 2, 2018
Don’t even turn on Pickford, the amount of times he’s saved us and will do in the future. Yes he’s made a mistake, couldn’t of happened at a worse time or place but it happens, he’s a young keeper
— paulo1878 (@PauloEFC1878) December 2, 2018
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