Lampard says he's been blown away by 27-year-old Everton ace, he's been working so hard
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Lampard says he's been blown away by 27-year-old Everton ace, he's been working so hard

Everton manager Frank Lampard has revealed he loves working with Jordan Pickford.

The Toffees boss says the Goodison goalkeeper works really hard and is “low maintenance”.

Pickford is set to make his 200th Premier League appearance on Monday when Everton head to Tottenham.

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The 27-year-old made 31 top-flight outings for Sunderland before joining Everton for an initial £25million in 2017.

Pickford has been, and continues to be, first-choice for both Everton and England.

The 6ft 1in ace has made 186 competitive appearances for the Toffees and has also won 42 Three Lions caps.

Pickford helped the Three Lions reach the 2018 World Cup semi-finals and the Euro 2020 final.

Indeed, he kept five clean sheets in last summer’s competition, and saved two of Italy’s penalties in the Wembley shootout.

Speaking on Friday, Lampard marvelled at how Pickford handles the pressure that comes with playing for both Everton and England.

“I’ve loved working with Jordan,” the Liverpool Echo quotes the Everton boss as saying.

“Anyone who holds that England No.1 shirt as long as he has holds a huge burden.

“A goalkeeper gets analysed individually to the highest degree.

“He’s low maintenance, he works hard.”

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Pickford has been absolutely fantastic for Everton and England over the years.

However, with his contract expiring, rival clubs are apparently circling around him.

According to The Telegraph, Tottenham – who Everton play on Monday – are eyeing Pickford as a long-term Hugo Lloris successor.

Can Everton retain his services beyond 2024? If they are to keep progressing as a club, a contract renewal should be a priority.

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