‘We know we have the ability in the squad to beat them’: Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford convinced Carlo Ancelotti’s side can take Merseyside derby bragging rights this month… despite 5-2 thrashing at Anfield in December
- Jordan Pickford says that Everton can beat Liverpool when they meet on June 21
- Liverpool last beat Everton 5-2 and knocked them out of the FA Cup in January
- Pickford says that Carlo Ancelotti’s side want to beat Liverpool for their fans
- The two teams will go head to head at 7pm on June 21 at Goodison Park
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Though their previous encounters this season have seen Everton annihilated 5-2 at Anfield in December, before being knocked out in the third round of the FA Cup in a 1-0 defeat to a youthful Liverpool side in January.
The England No.1 does, however, believe that Carlo Ancelotti’s side can win the Merseyside derby when football return’s at the end of June following the coronavirus pandemic.
Jordan Pickford believes that Everton can beat Liverpool when they meet on again on June 21
He is convinced that Carlo Ancelotti’s side ‘have the ability’ to take on the league leaders
‘We want to win every game we play and any sort of derby match is massive for the fans and for players,’ Pickford told Sky Sports News.
‘We want to show how good we can be and we have an opportunity to beat them. We know they are a good side, they are top of the league. We just want to do our best and try to beat them.
‘We know we have the ability in the squad to beat them. We just want to do it for ourselves and our fans.’
The two Merseyside teams will return to action on Sunday, June 21 – in a 7pm kick-off at Goodison Park.
As it stands, Liverpool are two wins from the title, but could wrap it up as early as the Everton game if closest rivals Manchester City are beaten by Arsenal four days earlier.
Liverpool thrashed Everton in their last league meeting, putting five past Pickford in their win
Sadio Mane was the star of the show, providing Liverpool with two goals and two assists
Liverpool dominated the last Merseyside derby under the lights at home at Anfield, winning 5-2.
England’s goalkeeper was made to look foolish with Sadio Mane providing his team with two goals and two assists as Liverpool ran away with the result.
Despite previous result, Pickford believes that the football hiatus has given him and his team-mates time to recharge ahead of the nine matches of the 2019-2020 campaign they have left to play.
‘I’ve not had a break from football since I was probably a 16-year-old – I’ve been in the England set up since then – so it’s nice for my mind and body to have a reset.
‘We’re getting ready to go again but it’s been a nice eight or nine weeks off, in the sense of giving your body time to relax.’