Jordan Pickford apologised to the Everton fans for his blunder which handed Liverpool a 1-0 victory but has vowed to bounce back. The England international misjudged a looping, spinning mis-kicked shot from Virgil Van Dijk, allowing it to bounce onto the top of the crossbar instead of tipping it behind.
The ball dropped down for Divock Origi to bundle home the winner in the fourth minute of stoppage time. “I will say sorry to the Everton fans again, because I know how much it means to them,” said the 24-year-old, who also went over to apologise to the visiting supporters at the final whistle.
“As players, we know how much it means to us. Look, you make mistakes every now and again. The ball spun and as I tried to flick it over, my hand hit the bar. I think it is the Everton luck when we come to Anfield.
“It’s not something you can learn and train and get better from. It’s just a freak incident. You move on and get better. There is always a case as a goalkeeper if you make an error it will lead to a goal.
Unfortunately, it has been me today. “There’s nothing I can do about it now. I’m strong mentally and I will get over it. I will be ready for Newcastle on Wednesday. We know we held our own against a good Liverpool side for 96 minutes.”