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​Everton manager Lampard hails Pickford as one of world's best goalkeepers

Everton boss Frank Lampard hailed Jordan Pickford as one of the world's best keepers after their battling win over Leicester City.

Pickford was at his very best to deny the Foxes on several occasions, as the Toffees claimed a valuable three points on Sunday.

Ukrainian star Vitalii Mykolenko got the first goal of the game for Everton, before Mason Holgate restored the lead after Patson Daka had equalised for Leicester.

"Jordan gives the team huge confidence," said Lampard post-game.

"You need goalkeepers to make big saves for you and I'm pleased he is getting the recognition he deserves.

"He is not just England's No 1 but one of the top goalkeepers in the world. For some reason you don't always get the recognition you deserve as England's No 1.

"A week ago we were five points away from safety and now we are a point above the relegation zone. But we are still in a relegation fight. We need to protect against over-confidence.

"Our away form has been a problem and there has never been a more important time to put it right.

"We were banging the drum to ensure the players knew we needed to change our form without the Goodison Park crowd behind us — though fortunately we had a version of it here."


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