Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford reportedly did not appear to be too impressed with the goal that was scored by Liverpool’s Curtis Jones in yesterday’s FA Cup Merseyside derby at Anfield.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp only had 12 senior players fit heading into the clash, which meant the German made wholesale changes.
Everton fielded a strong XI, but Jones’ superb goal proved to be the difference, as Liverpool were 1-0 victors come the end of the game.
According to former footballer Jan Aage Fjortoft, Pickford sarcastically praised Jones on his “great cross” in the Anfield tunnel after the game.
“I was standing in the corridor between the two dressing rooms at Anfield with the matchwinner Curtis Jones,” Fjortoft tweeted.
“Jordan Pickford just passed and said to Jones: ‘Great cross!’ Love that kind of banter.”
As none of us were there, it is difficult to get a sense whether it was just banter or a salty comment. However, it does appear to be nothing more than banter, which is how Fjortoft interpreted the conversation.
Anyone with any understanding of the game could see it was a superb goal, but of course, Pickford isn’t going to praise Jones, as the derby is a rivalry with a lot on the line.