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Everton round-up: Pickford apology, Southall backing and Gomes loving Everton life

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Everton round-up: Pickford apology, Southall backing and Gomes loving Everton life

A selection of the latest news and gossip from Everton.

Pickford apology

Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has apologised after his error in the Merseyside derby gifted Liverpool a win in the final minute of the game.

Pickford parried a looping volley into play for Divock Origi to head home a winning goal.

After the game, the England goalkeeper stated he was sorry for the mistake but said he is ‘strong mentally’ and will recover from the incident.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – APRIL 08: Everton goalkeeper Neville Southall in action during a match circa 1989. (Photo by Pascal Rondeau/Allsport/Getty Images)

Southall backing

Pickford has since been backed by legendary Everton goalkeeper Neville Southall. The Welshman, who played 750 games for the club, is considered the greatest keeper to ever play for the Goodison Park club.

 

He told Pickford he will be judged over the ‘next 500 games’ for Everton and he hopes his time at the club ‘will include trophies’.

Gomes smiling

One of the star players in the game was Barcelona loanee Andre Gomes. The Portuguese was the best player on the pitch for either side and had pundits purring after the game.

Marco Silva added to the praise. He stated that the Barca outcast is ‘coming to work every day with a big smile on his face’, as reported by the Liverpool Echo.

Gomes is only on loan at Everton but the club has admitted they want to try and commit his long-term future to the club.

Sports journalist based in Bristol. Everton fan for my sins.

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