By Paddy Kenny
Jordan Pickford’s absence is a “massive loss” for Everton as he faces a period on the sidelines.
That’s according to former Leeds United stopper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider amid the latest of the Toffees’ key man.
On 7 September, the club confirmed that Pickford, 28, had picked up a thigh injury in the 0-0 draw with Liverpool (3 September).
As reported by Sky Sports (7 September), the England international faces a month on the sidelines after straining his thigh.
Asmir Begovic is now Frank Lampard’s only fit keeper as Andy Lonergan is absent with a knee problem.
Kenny insists Pickford’s absence is a big blow for Lampard.
Visit the live transfer blog now
“Regarding Pickford, it’s a massive loss,” Kenny told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.
“His performance against Liverpool was one of the best I have seen for a long, long time. Both keepers were unbelievable in that game.
“Because of those guys, it was 0-0. I do like Pickford. I don’t like his reactions after he has made a save.
“I feel like he doesn’t have to jump up and point the finger, maybe he can reel that in a little bit.
“He was sensational against Liverpool and I’m sure Everton are going to miss him for however long he is out for.
“They have West Ham this weekend. Both teams need to win so it’s another massive game.”
Pickford has started every Premier League game for the Merseyside club so far this season.
During those outings, he has conceded six goals and kept one clean sheet.
In other news, a pundit has fired Dominic Calvert-Lewin warning after Everton image emerges – ‘back to square one’.
By Paddy Kenny