(Video) Stunning save from Jordan Pickford against Stoke shows why Everton paid the big bucks for him

Everton have an English prospect on their hands

The former Sunderland man showed his shot stopping skills, to deny Xherdan Shaqiri from range. The Swiss international who is known for possessing a rasping drive, let fly from distance only to see his shot being deflected at the last moment by the impressive Pickford.

Certain sections of the fans raised their eyebrows when Everton shelled out €30 million on their new goalkeeper. However nobody seems to care now after witnessing his world class performance against Stoke City.

Always going to be a tough fixture for the Toffees, Pickford produced a stunning save to ensure a marginal 1-0 victory for his team on the opening day.

Everton have invested heavily in their squad this summer, boasting a transformed starting lineup from last season. With all the spotlight on Wayne Rooney’s return to his hometown, Jordan Pickford gave an assured response to any lingering critics of his big money move.

For now it is safe to bet that the blue half of Merseyside have got a gem on their hands. Check out the save from Pickford below –

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