Pickford: I´ll bounce back from Anfield blunder

Heather Diaz
December 3, 2018

An open game saw Liverpool create another big chance after Salah played in Xherdan Shaqiri, but his shot was saved at the near post by Pickford, before Theo Walcott rounded Alisson at the other end but the ball ricocheted wide.

Origi was an unlikely hero for Liverpool FC, with the Belgian striker having featured in the Premier League for the first time this season.

Pickford apologised for his blunder but gave a different version of events. "I apologised immediately after to Marco Silva, I didn't want to be disrespectful".

"Now, when we fix that, I can't say in the first moment to the boys: "But that's not enough offensively". The ball spun and as I tried to flick it over, my hand hit the bar.

Second-placed Liverpool are two points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City, while Everton are sixth.

"I don't sleep well after many games, really, but we have got a game on Wednesday and I will show people what I can do", he said. "Not cool, but it happened".

Silva rejected Klopp's version of events, however.

"I believed in myself, it wasn't easy and in football those moments keeps you stronger".

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Tottenham replied with two goals in four minutes - from Eric Dier and then Harry Kane from the spot - for a 2-1 halftime lead.

But Aubameyang's superb long-range equaliser sparked a second half surge from the Gunners.

Aubameyang equalized in the 56th, with a attractive curling shot before substitute Alexandre Lacazette and Lucas Torreira sent the home fans into a frenzy with goals of their own in the 74th and 77th. We really said that.

Pedro struck early on but Chelsea were unconvincing and were not comfortable until Ruben Loftus-Cheek struck with eight minutes left.

Origi, an 84th-minute substitute for Roberto Firmino, had been barely a bit-part player since returning to Liverpool from a season-long loan at Wolfsburg last term.

On Saturday, Manchester United dropped points in a 2-2 draw against struggling Southampton and are now eight points off fourth place, still with a negative goal difference. They'll have the disappointment of losing the way they lost, but the way they turned up, there is no inferiority complex.

Yet that proved only a prelude to a freakish ending as Origi, brought on in the 84th minute playing in his first Premier League game since the beginning of last season, took his second chance to write his name into Merseyside derby folklore, sparking scenes of wild celebration typified by Klopp's sprint to rejoice with Alisson.

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