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England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford: 'I won't take risks'

Pickford: 'I won't take risks in goal'
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Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford says that he looks to avoid taking risks with the ball when representing Everton and England.

Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has suggested that he has no intention of taking any risks on the ball while representing Everton and England.

A number of Premier League managers like their number one to be comfortable on the ball and play it on the ground, while Liverpool stopper Alisson Becker made a high-profile mistake against Leicester City earlier this month.

However, Pickford has indicated that he works on his 'game management' at certain periods in matches and knows when to keep things simple.

The 24-year-old is quoted by BT Sport as saying: "I try not to [do tricks] because I don't want to be caught with it. It's a risk.

"If it comes off it looks good and if it doesn't. It's a style of play and I think that's the way Liverpool want to play as well. You've got to give that one where mistakes will happen and it's about not making the next one.

"It's all about managing the game and not making it again in the same game I'd say. It's going to happen."

Pickford is likely to start when England face Spain in the UEFA Nations League on Saturday evening.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool31237170185276
2Manchester CityMan City30242479215874
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs30201957322561
4Arsenal30186663392460
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd30177658401858
6Chelsea30176750331757
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves30128103836244
8Watford30127114244-243
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham31126134146-542
10Leicester CityLeicester31125144043-341
11Everton31117134342140
12Bournemouth31115154356-1338
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle3198143140-935
14Crystal Palace3096153641-533
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2996143242-1033
16Southampton3079143450-1630
17Burnley3186173559-2430
18Cardiff CityCardiff3084182757-3028
19Fulham3145222970-4117
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield3135231857-3914

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