Everton fans have been discussing England’s goalkeeper situation, and most of them are convinced Jordan Pickford is the man for the job.
If there’s one spot that’s “up for grabs” in England’s World Cup squad this summer, it’s the starting goalkeeper, and reports suggest Pickford will start vs the Netherlands on Friday.
Gareth Southgate will probably take two of Joe Hart, Jack Butland, Jordan Pickford and Nick Pope to the World Cup, and it’s still anyone’s guess who gets the nod.
Butland and Pickford are probably the most naturally talented keepers, but the two have conceded more goals than all but one Premier League keeper this season (Jonas Lössl 52, Butland 51, Pickford 50).
Nick Pope is undoubtedly the form keeper, but has only just broken on to the big stage and doesn’t offer the experience someone like Hart does. Hart of course has had a torrid season with West Ham, but there are still many who think he is the best choice.
Everton fans have been discussing the dilemma on Twitter, and while some of them still have some doubts about their ex-Sunderland stopper, they seem mostly convinced he is the best choice.
Some of the best Twitter reactions can be found below…
Welldone Gareth you have made the right choice 👍
— MEEK THE TWEET (@MIKEYKTHOMAS) March 21, 2018
If we pick a Keeper on form it’s Pope. If we pick on favouritism it’s Hart. If we pick on hype it’s Butland. If we pick on ability it’s Pickford. Simple.
— Der Ketwig Kaiser (@DerKetwigKaiser) March 20, 2018
If Pickford plays in front of competent centre backs he can finally fulfil his potential
— Corinthians (@CorinxYZ) March 22, 2018
Pickford is the best by a mile
— Vernon Morrissey (@villa_vernon) March 22, 2018
I think Pickford is the long term number 1 to be honest. Id just go purely on form at the minute and give Pope his chance.
— Barry Cliffe (@l3azza) March 22, 2018