Jordan Pickford had a sarcastic response to Curtis Jones' goal for Liverpool vs Everton

Curtis Jones made himself a Liverpool hero on Sunday night. 

The 18-year-old scored the goal that sent his side through to the fourth round of the FA Cup against Merseyside rivals Everton. 

It wasn’t just any goal either – Jones curled a stunning effort from the edge of the box and into the top corner. 

Jordan Pickford had absolutely no chance of saving the shot and it seems the Everton goalkeeper was still a bit salty about it at full-time. 

According to Jan Aage Fjortoft – a former footballer turned pundit for Norwegian TV – Pickford congratulated Jones on his ‘great cross’ in the tunnel after the game. 

“I was standing in the corridor between the two dressing rooms at Anfield with the matchwinner Curtis Jones,” Fjortoft tweeted.

“Jordan Pickford just passed and said to Jones: ‘Great cross!’ Love that kind of banter.”

https://twitter.com/JanAageFjortoft/status/1213901793039671297

Wow, it seems a teenager has rattled England’s number one goalkeeper. You just love to see it. 

Pickford could easily have extended his sincere congratulations to Jones – remember, he’s just 18 and scored the biggest goal of his career – but instead, comes across at petty. 

Still, that wouldn’t have ruined the Liverpool youngster’s moment. Despite being so young, it’s clear Jones has a mature head on his shoulders. 

“It’s been frustrating at times being on the bench and then getting a taste on the pitch and then being back on the bench,” he said, responding to the result post-match. 

“I’ve been basically begging to come on but hopefully I’ve topped it off with a good goal. I can’t sum up my emotions.

“For me it’s huge just being around this team every day and learning from this group of players. 

“There are world-class players all over this team but I think I went out and showed what I could do on the pitch.”

What a moment it would have been for Man of the Match Jones. But the less said about Pickford’s afternoon, the better. 

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