Everton recently competed the signing of Pickford from Sunderland for an initial transfer fee of £25 million, as reported on the Toffees’ official website.
Liverpool legend Nicol has suggested that the Reds should have moved for the 23-year-old England Under-21 international.
“Tell you what, I wish Liverpool had signed him,” Nicol told ESPN FC about Pickford. “Good signing.”
Pickford is a very good goalkeeper and was one of the best players for Sunderland during the 2016-17 season.
The Englishman has a lot of potential, and he is only going to get better; Everton have indeed made a very smart signing.
Liverpool should have tried to sign Pickford, especially as they do not have a world-class goalkeeper in their squad.
Given the age and potential of the England Under-21 international, he would have been a great long-term signing for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
The fact that Liverpool could feature in the group stage of the Champions League next season would have been tempting for Pickford.