Failing to sign Jordan Pickford a major error by Liverpool

Jordan Pickford of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton and Southampton at Goodison Park on May 5, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Liverpool's failure to beat Everton to Jordan Pickford now looks a very big mistake.

Jordan Pickford of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton and Southampton at Goodison Park on May 5, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

It has been 40 days since that Champions League final and Liverpool don't appear to be any closer to signing a goalkeeper.

Roma star Alisson is a name that has been heavily linked following Loris Karius's horror show in the 3-1 defeat by Real Madrid in Kiev, but the trail has gone cold on the Brazilian in recent weeks.

Signing a top-class goalkeeper is a major priority for Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, who could be now forgiven for cursing his failure to sign Everton's Jordan Pickford last summer.

According to The Northern Echo, Pickford, who joined Everton for £30 million 12 months ago, was on the Reds' radar but, for whatever reason, a move to Anfield never quite happened - and what a major mistake that looks to be now.

The Toffees and England goalkeeper made a stunning save in the World Cup win over Colombia earlier this week, before the 24-year-old replicated his heroics with two world-class stops in Saturday's 2-0 victory over Sweden as Gareth Southgate's side reached the semi-final of the competition.

It goes without saying that Pickford is worth a hell of a lot more than Everton's original £30 million outlay, and it also goes without saying that Liverpool would be so much better now had Klopp taken the plunge.

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

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