Jordan Pickford broke free from the Goalkeepers’ Union earlier this season when he put the boot into his cross-city rival Alisson earlier in the season.
The England number one is still learning the game and showed his brashness when criticising the Brazilian stopper after his botched Cruyff turn cost Liverpool a goal against Leicester in August.
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After those comments, he gave the ball away to Mark Noble in the 3-1 home loss to West Ham, but some may argue that’s a necessary peril given how his distribution can start attacks.
His long ball forward sparked the move which put England 1-0 ahead last night, but he also endured a nightmare moment in the second half.
The man who said he doesn’t do tricks attempted an ill-imagined turn on Spain striker Rodrigo with the score at 3-1 last night in Seville.
He dallied, botched it and offered the former Bolton a hitman a chance he would have converted, but for a sly tug on the shirt.
Unlike Alisson, Pickford just about got away with it, but that scare should serve as a lesson. Pickford is still learning the game and should keep his counsel more often than not, or it could come back to bite him.