Chris Kirkland 'told Liverpool to sign Jordan Pickford'

Former Liverpool goalkeeper Chris Kirkland says that he told the Reds to sign England Under-21 stopper Jordan Pickford "18 months ago".

Former Liverpool goalkeeper Chris Kirkland has revealed that he told the Reds to sign England Under-21 stopper Jordan Pickford "18 months ago".

The 23-year-old completed a £30m move from Sunderland to Everton last week after an impressive 2016-17 Premier League campaign at the Stadium of Light.

Kirkland trained alongside Pickford at Preston North End in 2015, and the 36-year-old has claimed that England's most expensive goalkeeper is 'the best he has seen'.

"He is something special," Kirkland told Sky Sports News. "I told Liverpool to sign him 18 months ago. You could have got him for a lot less then.

"He's the best I have worked with. He's a very confident lad and he doesn't have a weakness in his game. Normally with goalkeepers sometimes they are struggling with one aspect of the game but this lad has got the lot.

"His distribution is second to none, he makes the saves which 'keepers should make and his command of his box is the best I have ever seen."

Pickford is currently with England Under-21s at the Under-21 European Championships in Poland.

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Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford in action during his side's Premier League clash with Southampton at St Mary's on August 27, 2016
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