Former Liverpool goalkeeper Chris Kirkland believes Everton ought to have signed Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster throughout the summer time.
Chatting with talkSPORT 2, the once-capped England worldwide claimed Foster is a ‘sensible’ and ‘very good’ glovesman, regardless of ending final season by being relegated to the Championship.
Jordan Pickford is Everton’s present No.1 and he’s been backed up by Jonas Lossl this time period, although the latter is predicted to get replaced as quantity two keeper by deadline day signing Robin Olsen.
Olsen arrives on mortgage from Roma with one thing of a blended popularity, as he was highly-rated whereas taking part in for Copenhagen however struggled when he moved to Serie A in 2018.
He spent final season with Cagliari and restored his popularity considerably, however there’s no denying Everton bringing Olsen in is a danger as there isn’t a assure he will likely be adequate to realistically problem Pickford.
And competitors is simply what Pickford wants, Kirkland believes, after his error-prone begin to the season which has seen additional strain piled on the Toffees glovesman.
“I believe [Foster] is an outstanding goalkeeper,” Kirkland informed talkSPORT 2. “Sure, he bought relegated with Watford however I’ve labored with Ben and he’s an awesome lad and a superb goalkeeper.
“I really thought Everton ought to have signed him in the summertime to provide Jordan some competitors, which I believe he wants as a result of he hasn’t actually bought that at Everton.
“No disrespect to the opposite keepers there, however he is aware of he’s No.1 and possibly not going to get dropped, so I believe Everton ought to have most likely gone for Foster.”
Pickford’s shaky membership type this season has raised doubts over whether or not Gareth Southgate will belief him for England, with experiences claiming Burnley’s Nick Pope will likely be chosen for tonight’s pleasant vs Wales – which is LIVE on talkSPORT.
However Kirkland believes Pickford must be trusted so he has the chance to bounce again from his newest mistake.
“I count on Jordan will begin the following recreation,” added the ex-Liverpool glovesman, “and I hope he does.
“I actually hope he does as a result of clearly he made a fairly unhealthy mistake on the weekend and he’ll be trying to bounce again, and there’s no recreation higher to bounce again than taking part in to your nation.”
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