Carlo Ancelotti challenges Robin Olsen alongside Jordan Pickford in Everton.

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But the Blues boss says the borrowed goalkeeper must prove that he can take the place of Pickford, who has played every league game since joining the club, by training at Finch Farm.

Carlo Ancelotti told new signer Robin Olsen that he could oust Jordan Pickford as Everton’s number one.

Everton hired Robin Olsen on the day of the transfer deadline as a loan from Roma for the rest of the season

The English stopper endured a rollercoaster afternoon against Liverpool, survived calls for a dismissal after a rash challenge to Virgil van Dijk, scored some great saves, but also breathed a sigh of relief when Jordan Henderson’s shot, which he was unable to defend, was ruled out for offside.

Everton is not in a position to buy the 30-year-old Swedish international, but Ancelotti says a short-term stay is no obstacle to Olsen being voted in ahead of Pickford.

Olsen joined the club on the last day of the international time window earlier this month on a loan from AS Roma for an entire season.

“All the players in the squad are there to compete and play, and that is his role; to compete in training, to work hard with a good spirit and attitude, and then I will determine the line-up”.

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“Robin is a good goalkeeper and we signed him because I believe he can help the team to get better,” said Ancelotti.

Olsen was named on the bench ahead of Jonas Lossl for Saturday’s Merseyside derby.

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