Quick links


Clinton Morrison tells Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford to 'do your job first'

(EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Marco Silva speaks to the media during the Everton training session at USM Finch Farm on March 15, 2019 in Halewood, England.

Jordan Pickford will be looking to prove his worth when Everton play Chelsea on Sunday afternoon.

(EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Jordan Pickford during the Everton training session at USM Finch Farm on March 15, 2019 in Halewood, England.

Sky Sports pundit Clinton Morrison has sent a stern message to Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford by telling him to 'do your job first and foremost' amid recent bad performances. 

The 25-year-old will be preparing for his side's home clash against Champions League-chasers Chelsea on Sunday afternoon. 

In Everton's previous Premier League encounter, he made a number of mistakes which led to a high volume of criticism from his fans and pundits alike.


Speaking to Soccer Saturday on Sky Sports News (16/03/2019 1:20 pm), former Republic of Ireland striker Morrison made it clear that Pickford will 'cost' his side 'more games' if he doesn't get his act together. 

"You can have loyalty, but not 100 % loyalty," Morrison told Soccer Saturday. "He's going to cost them more games. He looks like the type of lad that loves getting involved in the crowd, sticking his tongue out and being cheeky.

"But do your job first and foremost. I rate him. I think he's a top goalkeeper. At the moment, he's not playing well. I think Tom Heaton is pushing him really well for that England number one jersey." 

Ross Barkley, Ben Chilwell, Deli alli, Kyle Walker, John Stones and Jordan Pickford of England share a joke ahead of the UEFA Nations League A group four match between England and Croatia...

During large parts of his time at Goodison Park, Pickford has proved his worth on a number of occasions, but during this campaign, he has produced a number of iffy performances. 

It cost his team points against Newcastle last time out and the Everton supporters will be hoping for a better display when Maurizio Sarri's Chelsea visit Merseyside. 

After this encounter, domestic football will take a back step with the international football taking centre stage. Pickford, who was England's number one goalkeeper at last summer's World Cup, has been called up by Gareth Southgate.

Despite his troubles at club level, Southgate has proven in the past, with his team and squad selection, that he does remain loyal to his players who are out of form. 

England's coach Gareth Southgate (R) greets England's goalkeeper Jordan Pickford after their defeat during the Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match between Croatia and England...

Have something to tell us about this article?

Register for EVERTON team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch