Liverpool won the Merseyside derby 1-0, in the most dramatic fashion imaginable, with Divock Origi popping up with the game's only goal deep into stoppage time to keep the Reds hot on the heels of league leaders Manchester City.
Pickford was distraught when he left Anfield but did not shirk his duties and faced up to the moment he tipped Virgil Van Dijk's sliced volley into the path of Origi, who was making his first Premier League appearance of the season.
For the right back, the main positives from the game were the clean sheet and the team's knack of staying in the game.
"We talked about the match, we analysed the match as well but now we are preparing for the next game". It's massive for us.
And, his celebration was even crazier than his one in the Merseyside derby.
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"It's something you dream of. I think we deserved the three points".
"In that moment it was very special and it happened".
"But sometimes it's what it is, it's an emotional game". We have always had a bit of class as a football club, their manager at the end, showed us all that he & his club know fuck all of the word "class".
"We've done it again and it's a credit to Divock that he's not given it up".
"I don't think he expected anything like that either".
"It's one that all the players will remember for a long time and hopefully the fans will as well because we've dominated the fixture for so long and we've extended it."
"I couldn't avoid it obviously. if there was no rule we as managers would do it every week". Derbies are always hard but this was a completely different hard to the last few years. The more important things happened during the 95 minutes. "Without them it wouldn't have been possible".