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Jordan Pickford vowed not to let Salah score in Merseyside derby

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goalkeeper revealed that he vowed not to let ’s score during the Merseyside derby.

Liverpool were held to a goalless draw last Sunday against Everton in the 29th fixture of the Premier League.

During the game, Pickford managed to make two important saves to keep his side in the game. The most significant one came 30 minutes into the first-half where he saved Salah’s one on one chance.

The 24-year-old then revealed what went through his head when he found himself in the situation.

“I was thinking, ‘You are not going to score past me’,” Pickford told Everton TV.

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“I was telling myself, ‘Get in the right position, get in the right area and make yourself big’.

“It was a big save, one v one, I think I came out at the right time and did not guess,” he added.

England’s number one goalkeeper famously gifted Liverpool their win in the first leg as he failed to catch the ball allowing Divock Origi to score the winning goal.

Mohamed Salah’s Puskas award-winning goal last season was against Everton, however this season he was unable to score in both legs.

His record this season against the top six teams has been less than remarkable as he managed to score just once.

The Reds are currently second on the Premier League table with 70 points just one behind Manchester City. Their next game will be against 16th-placed Burnley on March 10.

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