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24th Apr 2022

Alisson trolls Jordan Pickford during Liverpool’s Merseyside derby win over Everton

Daniel Brown

Alisson Jordan Pickford

Alisson wasn’t letting it go that easy.

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson trolled Everton shot-stopper Jordan Pickford during Liverpool’s Merseyside derby triumph over the Toffees on Sunday.

The Reds secured a 2-0 win over Frank Lampard’s side thanks to goals from Andy Robertson and substitute Divock Origi, with Everton dropping into the relegation zone for the first time since December 2019.

It was a feisty clash at Anfield, and some fans believe that Liverpool forward Sadio Mane was lucky not to be sent off in the first half of the Premier League match.

However, Jurgen Klopp’s men were able to break the deadlock in the 62nd minute through defender Robertson, before Origi doubled the Reds’ lead with five minutes remaining.

Everton were able to frustrate the home side in the first period – slowing the game down wherever possible and getting several players behind the ball.

Toffees and England goalkeeper Pickford was clearly enjoying his role in the gameplan, taking as long as he could whenever he had the ball. The 28-year-old even winked at the Anfield crowd as he dropped to the floor clutching the ball.

His antics somewhat backfired though, as his opposition shot-stopper appeared to mimic his actions towards the end of the match.

Liverpool remain one point behind Pep Guardiola’s Man City, who cruised past Watford 5-1 on Saturday. The Reds host Villarreal in the Champions League semi-final on Wednesday night, while City welcome Real Madrid to the Etihad on Tuesday.

However, Everton drop below Burnley – who defeated Wolves 1-0 – in the Premier League table and into the relegation zone. The Toffees host Chelsea at Goodison Park on Sunday.

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