Aaron Ramsdale has been dubbed England’s best goalkeeper ahead of Jordan Pickford by Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers.

“For me, he’s the best English keeper at the moment. I think he’s top,” said Rodgers.

“His progression since he came to Arsenal, he’s playing for a huge club, different expectation with how to play football, I think he’s dealt with that really well.

“It looks like he’s come into the club here, he’s playing now with a calmness. We saw him earlier this season and he was jumping about, but now he’s got a really nice calmness to his game.

“He plays well with his feet, he makes saves, his save from Barnes looked in all the way, that was a great save and it kept Arsenal in front.”

Rodgers’ team was defeated 2-0 by Arsenal in Sunday’s Premier League clash at the Emirates, with Ramsdale preserving a clean sheet and garnering accolades for a first-half stop from Foxes attacker Harvey Barnes.

Arsenal’s decision to recruit Ramsdale last summer raised eyebrows, given the goalkeeper’s back-to-back relegations with Bournemouth and Sheffield United.

The 23-year-old, however, has dispelled those doubts with a string of outstanding performances, and with Gareth Southgate preparing to name his England squad for this month’s international break, there is a chance he could even challenge Jordan Pickford for the Three Lions’ No.1 jersey ahead of the World Cup.


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