'Give Everton £60m'; Some Liverpool fans laud Jordan Pickford on Twitter

Liverpool fans hold scarves prior to the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield on January 5, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford was very nearly England's hero in the World Cup semi final - if only Premier League giants Liverpool had a number one this good.

Jordan Pickford of England celebrates after teammate Harry Maguire scores their team's first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Quarter Final match between Sweden and England at...

The best goalkeeper on Merseyside is undoubtedly an Everton player.

While Loris Karius ended the season with that infamous double-clanger in the Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid, Jordan Pickford has emerged as one of the top young ‘keepers in world football over in Russia.

Everton’s number one is England’s number one too and, on this evidence, he will remain between the sticks for club and country for a long time to come.

Pickford was a revelation as the Three Lions reached the semi-finals of the World Cup for the first time in 28 years, pulling off remarkable stops against Sweden and Croatia while making history in the penalty shootout victory over Colombia in the round of 16.

England's goalkeeper Jordan Pickford (L) saves a shot from Croatia's forward Mario Mandzukic (C) during the Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match between Croatia and England at...

And after England’s dream died thanks to Mario Mandzukic’s extra time winner on Wednesday, even the most ardent Liverpool supporter has to admit that Pickford is a national hero right now.

In the eyes of some Anfield regulars, Liverpool could only dream of boasting a goalkeeper of Pickford’s quality, particularly with Karius set to remain as Jurgen Klopp’s first choice next season now potential deals for the likes of Alisson and Jan Oblak have come to nothing.

They say football brings people together. And Liverpool fans lauding an Everton hero is perhaps the prime example of the sport’s better side.

England's goalkeeper Jordan Pickford greets the supporters after their defeat in the Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match between Croatia and England at the Luzhniki Stadium in...

FIFA World Cup 2018FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia - click here for all of our coverage...

Register for LIVERPOOL team updates

Register for EVERTON team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch