Danny Murphy claims that Everton's Jordan Pickford was bullied against Burnley

Jordan Pickford of Everton reacts during the Premier League match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on November 5, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford struggled in a 2-1 defeat against Burnley on Turf Moor.

Danny Murphy smiles during the Fulham press conference ahead of the UEFA Europa League final match against Atletico Madrid at HSH Nordbank Arena on May 11, 2010 in Hamburg, Germany.

Danny Murphy has told Match of the Day, which was broadcast on BBC One on 3rd March, that Jordan Pickford was bullied against Burnley yesterday.

The Everton stopper has been in good form this season, but was not at his best at Turf Moor.

Pickford made some excellent stops in the first-half of the contest, but was caught out in the second period, as Burnley made a comeback.

Everton had a 1-0 lead at the break, but Burnley scored twice in the second half to claim the victory and Pickford was partially to blame for both goals his side conceded.

Jordan Pickford of Everton celebrates during the Premier League match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on November 5, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Pickford initially failed to come off his line and claim a through ball, which allowed Ashley Barnes to prod home from close range.

The England international was then penned back on his line from a corner, and Chris Wood headed home the cross.

And Murphy feels that Burnley’s physicality ended up bullying Pickford.

Jordan Pickford of Everton during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Everton at Emirates Stadium on February 3, 2018 in London, England.

He said: “He’s been bullied and he’s got to learn quickly because teams are going to see that.”

Everton’s defeat to Burnley has put further pressure on Sam Allardyce, with the Toffees now in 10th place in the Premier League table.

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