Richarlison was a rare shining light for Everton on Wednesday night as The Toffees suffered a heavy 5-2 defeat to Merseyside rivals Liverpool at Anfield – and Liverpool fans have reacted to the Brazilian’s display for Marco Silva’s side.
Divock Origi scored a brace while Sadio Mane, Xherdan Shaqiri and Gini Wijnaldum all got their names on the score sheet. Michael Keane scored from a corner, while Richarlison scored after an excellent cross from Bernard.
Brazil international Richarlison, 22, was heavily involved throughout the match and was involved in a couple of late challenges with Trent Alexander-Arnold. The former Watford star was also booked for trodding on Shaqiri.
The young attacker has arguably been one of Everton’s best players this season, shining in a team that are seriously struggling towards the bottom of the Premier League. He has netted seven goals in 18 games, laying on two assists.
The £50million (BBC) signing from Watford in the summer of 2018 signed a new deal prior to the clash against Liverpool, extending his deal at Goodison Park until the end of the 2023-24 season. Whether he remains, is another question.
Liverpool fans reacted to Richarlison’s performance for Everton, with many stating that they would take the Brazilian at Anfield – with some even claiming the attacker could become a target if Everton do indeed get relegated come next May.
— Liverpoolzy (@Liverpool_zy) December 5, 2019
The only player I'd have off Everton (probably after they get relegated ?) is Richarlison…his movement is unbelievable and to be frank he's wasted at Neverton…there is a lovely warm bench for him to sit on at Liverpool Football Club?? #LFC #YNWA #LIVEVE
— ??? ??????? (@JZA_1) December 4, 2019
richarlison is everton's best player….?
— Vik⚜️ (@LFCVik) December 4, 2019
Sign Richarlison @LFC
— enzo (@EnzoLFC_) December 4, 2019
Everton really is Richarlison FC
— Adolfo™ (@LfcStarRed25) December 4, 2019
Even as a Liverpool fan I have to say Richarlison is some player ! #lfc
— David Taylor (@taylod1974) December 4, 2019
I wonder if Liverpool will try to sign Richarlison if Everton get relegated
— Alice A (@gretzen86) December 5, 2019
Richarlison was crazy to sign a new deal with Everton. Shouldn't be there. He's better than that.
— Aswin (@Zizouology) December 4, 2019