Jordan Pickford says Everton emotions were on 'a different scale' after Anfield howler

02/12/19 11:00pm

Jordan Pickford is yet to enjoy a win against Liverpool in six attempts

Jordan Pickford has admitted emotions in the dressing room were on a totally different scale after his stoppage-time error handed Liverpool a derby-day win over Everton at Anfield last season.

The Toffees travel across Stanley Park again on Wednesday searching for a first win at the home of their rivals for 21 years.

They were moments away from taking a point 12 months ago until Pickford spilled Virgil van Dijk`s weak, looping shot into the path of Divock Origi, who turned the ball into the empty net for a dramatic win.

Speaking ahead of his first return to Anfield since that mistake, he said: Personally it was tough to take because I`ve made an error but I can learn from that, which is good.

The most deflating thing for me is we got beaten against Liverpool, which is never nice.

But I think it was a totally different scale of feelings in the dressing room. I feel like we gave it our all against Liverpool and with my little error, we got beaten 1-0.

Marco Silva goes into the derby under serious pressure with Everton 17th in the Premier League and just two points above the drop zone

But we can learn. I think we were in the game. We had a good fair few chances where we could`ve scored as well. Alisson pulled off a good couple of saves so I think we were in the game all the way.

While Everton have had a miserable record at Anfield for two decades, Liverpool are enjoying a spectacular run of home form having not tasted defeat there for more than two-and-a-half years.

Pickford says he and his Everton team-mates are aware of the task they face, saying: We know it`s a great game to be playing in and we haven`t had the luck of the green yet but we go there positive and we know the fans will be behind us.

We know how tough a game it is. They`re flying at the minute - there`s no denying that - but playing Liverpool at Anfield to get a result and how much it would mean for the fans is what it`s all about.

It means a lot to us as well but to get a result for the fans and make them happy and proud and ourselves proud in beating Liverpool would be great.

I think when we`re performing at our best, we can match any team in the league, not just Liverpool. But it`s about performing, rolling your sleeves up and when it`s tough making sure we`re in the moment, getting tackles in and then playing football after that.

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