Liverpool fans are on cloud nine after taking 21 points from their opening seven games, and the awful form of local rivals Everton is seemingly the cherry on the cake.
While watching Manchester City grab three points can’t have been all that fun, Reds fans found something to cheer about on Saturday evening, and that was the display of England international Jordan Pickford.
The former Sunderland man has been a target for ridicule for the Anfield faithful since his baffling blunder in the Merseyside derby last season, and seemed to be at fault for Manchester City’s second goal on Saturday.
While it was a great free-kick from Riyad Mahrez that nestled into the bottom corner, it did go to the goalkeeper’s side, as opposed to over the wall, and it certainly appeared to be within reach for a top quality shot-stopper.
Pickford’s outstretched arm couldn’t keep it out though, and the champions went on to win 3-1.
Given that back-up goalkeeper Adrian has performed so well for the Reds in Alisson Becker’s absence, the red side of Merseyside immediately took to Twitter to lambast Pickford and claim that Adrian is indeed better.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
Adrian is better than Pickford
— Tom (@_tom95_) September 28, 2019
He is a miles better keeper. Pretty shocked that WHU let this guy go for free ? and didn’t think he was at minimum a good back up to their regular keeper.
— Mark (@Batchowski) September 29, 2019
I thought the same after watching both games yesterday. Adrian saves that free kick, deffo.
— Ste (@SteBreeze) September 29, 2019
— SIHSB (@PhyloSlOTHical) September 29, 2019
Adrian > pickford
— Mark Bayley (@bayleyfella) September 29, 2019
Lol. By far
— nikkystaar (@iamnikkystaar) September 29, 2019
You should not put Lord Adrian in same sentence with that benign baby t-rex
— Firmansah 2023 (@penggemarsemar) September 30, 2019
Not even in the same universe.
Pickford is a banter keeper.
— Stephen D (@stephendngn) September 30, 2019
Well, duh. I’m better than Pickford. I am now 38, fat, not played in 20 years and when I did I played left wing.
— Neil (@YNWAatAnfield) September 29, 2019