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Pickford misjudged the ball and handed it straight to Origi .

Liverpool fans came up with a new chant about Jordan Pickford after derby mistake

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Losing a Merseyside Derby is a painful experience at the best of times and one Everton are all too familiar with.

The Toffees haven't won at Anfield in 19 years and haven't beaten Liverpool in their last 17 attempts in any competition.

On Sunday, they suffered further heartache just as it seemed Marco Silva's men were set to make the short trip home having held on for a well-earned point.

It wasn't until the 96th minute that Jordan Pickford attempted to tip the ball over the bar but he could only palm it straight into the path of the Reds' forgotten man Divock Origi.

The ground erupted and Jurgen Klopp sprinted onto the pitch, for which he has now been fined £8,000 and warned about his future conduct.

Spare a thought for Everton, though, and Pickford in particular, who it seems misread Virgil Van Dijk's skyward kick.

The 24-year-old gained huge popularity in the summer with England but he was sent hurtling back down to earth.

His Liverpool counterpart Alisson Becker attempted to comfort him at the final whistle, but it's unlikely to have made him feel any better.

Liverpool fans have a new song 

To make matters worse, Liverpool fans have since come up with a chant to rub salt in the wounds even further.

"He’s only got little arms,
He’s only got little arms,
He couldn’t touch the crossbar,
He couldn’t touch the crossbar,
He couldn’t touch the crossbar,
He’s only got little arms!"

And repeat, ad nauseam.

Remember, "Mane's scoring, all around us...Merry Christmas, Everton?" Liverpool fans really do come up with some classics at this time of year, it seems.

Pickford was visibly contrite at full-time, waving an apology to the away end.

Origi came back from his injury nightmare to become a hero

“I just want to say sorry to the Everton fans," he said, per the Guardian.

"There is always a case as a goalkeeper if you make an error it will lead to a goal. Unfortunately, it has been me today but I will be ready for Newcastle on Wednesday.

"We know we held our own against a good Liverpool side for 96 minutes. I will say sorry to the Everton fans again because I know how much it means to them.

"You make mistakes every now and again. It’s not something you can learn and train and get better from. It’s just a freak incident.”

Did Liverpool deserve to win the derby? Have your say in the comments. 

Topics:
Football
Virgil van Dijk
Sadio Mane
Jordan Pickford
Jurgen Klopp
England Football
Liverpool
Everton

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