Jordan Pickford has strong claim to be World Cup No 1, says Sam Allardyce
• Goalkeeper impressed on England duty against the Netherlands• ‘He’s given Gareth a lot to think about,’ says Everton managerSam Allardyce believes Jordan Pickford has strengthened his claims to be England’s World Cup goalkeeper not only with an impressive display in the Netherlands but his performances throughout Everton’s difficult season.Pickford has been one of Everton’s few transfer successes of last summer and enhanced his prospects of starting for Gareth Southgate’s team in Russia during England’s recent win in Amsterdam. The 24-year-old has conceded 50 Premier League goals in his debut season at Goodison Park but that statistic, Allardyce argues, reflects the team’s struggles and not the keeper’s form. Related: Premier League: 10 t...
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