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Merseyside Derby: Lampard singles out ‘incredible’ Pickford for praise

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The England international pulled off a masterclass display to prevent Liverpool from winning the derby.

Frank Lampard has hailed Jordan Pickford for his brilliant performance against Liverpool.

The Reds made several attempts to score against their city rivals. However, Pickford managed to save all of their eight shots on target.

“Jordan [Pickford] gets fingertips on a few bits today which a lot of keepers don’t get,” Lampard told BBC.

“Allison the same, two top class keepers. I’ve relied on Jordan a lot he’s an amazing keeper and we’re fortunate to have a player of this level.

“I think we can want more because of the performances, they have deserved more, there’s no point harping on about things though the positive side is the way we’re going and the new players – we’re going to get better.

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“You can’t always affect the result because of certain situations but you can affect your performance.”

Both Liverpool and Everton had several chances to break the deadlock at Goodison Park. The Toffees went as far as finding the back of the net in the second period. However, the referee ruled out Conor Coady’s goal in the 77th minute.

Lampard added: “We wanted to be more aggressive in our approach off the ball.

“We didn’t want to succumb to their pressure and I thought we did that well but they will always pin you back at times. But we stuck to the game plan, the desire to stay in the game and create our own chances. 

“I’m happy with a point because of the chances they had but I’m very happy with the team and how we’re going.”