20 Dec 2016

Carra raves: 'Fantastic' £20m star wanted by Liverpool is one of the 'best' players in the Prem

Jamie Carragher has hailed one of Liverpool's recent transfer targets.

Last month, Liverpool were linked with a January move for Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. Soon after, ex-Red Chris Kirkland claimed he'd told Liverpool to consider signing Pickford.

Well, Jamie Carragher appears to be a fan, and on Sky Sports last night, Carra insisted that Pickford is one of this season's 'best' players:

"He [Pickford] is Sunderland’s most important player. If he keeps on going, he can get to the level of De Gea and Courtois. He’s had a fantastic season".

Some info about £20m-rated Pickford:

* Sunderland: 27 goals conceded in 19 games (One every 63 mins). 3 clean sheets.

* 2nd highest number of saves this season. Joint highest number of claims. Joint second highest number of successful punches.

* Nov 2016: David Moyes raved: "He [Pickford] has been excellent for us, and hopefully he will become England’s number one for the future. He has the attributes".

* Nov 2016: After Sunderland's victory over Bournemouth, BBC pundit Jermaine Jenas enthused: "He was absolutely sensational. When you’ve got a goalkeeper in this type of form it’s such an asset to David Moyes".

With a resurgent Simon Mignolet at the club, and Loris Karius waiting in the wings, a move to Anfield is arguably a retrograde steps. Pickford is gaining valuable experience playing every week for Sunderland, so where's the sense in disrupting a burgeoning career to warm the bench at Anfield?


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