Jordan Pickford apologises after mistake leads to Liverpool victor

Trent Alexander Arnold Liverpool

Trent Alexander Arnold Liverpool

Divock Origi was the unlikely hero at Anfield as he scored from inches out in the 96th minute to ensure the gap between Liverpool and Premier League leaders Manchester City remains at two points. "I try to play my game and enjoy it".

Jurgen Klopp's Reds are now enjoying a great start to the new Premier League campaign as they sit in 2 place on the table just two points behind leaders Manchester City. "I think we deserved the three points".

But for long periods of this game, Everton were comfortable and seemingly on course for at least a point.

But Pickford was not to be outdone and denied Xherdan Shaqiri with the Switzerland worldwide clean through from Mohamed Salah's pass after Roberto Firmino robbed Idrissa Gana Gueye.

It was cleared only as far as Virgil van Dijk, who sliced a looping shot that appeared to be heading over goal.

"First of all, I have to apologise for my run", Klopp said.

"Everyone is devastated and silent", Everton defender Michael Keane said.

Both sides had several good chances to score, but it was a self-inflicted error from Jordan Pickford deep in stoppage time that allowed Origi to grab a sensational victor that kept Liverpool within two points of Premier League leaders Manchester City.

The England number one had been outstanding until he tried to collect a high ball in the 94th minute.

Trent Alexander Arnold Liverpool
Jordan Pickford apologises after mistake leads to Liverpool victor

The Belgian was given a huge assist from Jordan Pickford who pushed a ball that may have been going over his crossbar onto the head of the substitute, who was making his first Premier League appearance for Liverpool since August 2017.

Pickford apologised to Everton supporters after the defeat and revealed what he was trying to do when asked about his freaky mistake which led to Origi's victor.

"Both teams delivered a proper fight, proper derby from the first second", Klopp said. Fabinho also returns to the starting lineup, while Xherdan Shaqiri will start on the right flank.

Everton manager Marco Silva could not hide his frustration with the circumstances of the defeat.

"It's a lucky, lucky day for Liverpool because they don't deserve the win". Here are our player ratings for Everton.

Mina was commanding at centre-half and Digne impressive down the left flank.

With winger Bernard and striker Richarlison also giving Liverpool problems, this looked like a new, buoyant Everton capable of landing a blow on their city rivals.

"The main thing in football is always the result but I hope our fans saw it as different to some of the games they saw in the last few seasons".

'I just want to say sorry to the Everton fans.

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