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Michael Ball delivers verdict on Everton star Richarlison

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Michael Ball delivers verdict on Everton star Richarlison

Michael Ball has suggested that Richarlison must stick to what he is good at in order to revive his current Everton form (Liverpool Echo).

The Brazilian has found the net five times in all competitions this season and has also registered three assists.

Last season he bagged 15 times though and his form has stuttered somewhat during 2020/21.

Richarlison has played largely on the left-wing this season and is struggling to find some consistency.

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Ball doesn’t feel it’s a major worry and has backed the 23-year-old to come roaring back into form.

He told the Liverpool Echo: “I think he’s trying too hard. He’s trying to do everything when he needs to trust his team-mates.

“He has to stick to what he’s good at, go back to basics.

“His work-rate for the club is unbelievable, his defending is superb and that shows his willingness to work hard for the team.


“When he gets on the ball he has to make the right choices.”

TBR View – Richarlison provides a conundrum for Carlo Ancelotti

The challenge of getting more out of Richarlison is proving a dilemma for the Everton boss.

Richarlison has been tried on the left, right and as a No.10, this season and nothing seems to have worked.

With that in mind, he must continue to work with the playmaker in an attempt to get him back to his best.

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Everton made some eye-catching signing during the summer but Richarlison is still a player worth sticking by.

He is a matchwinner of his day and Ancelotti would dearly love to have him in top form as quickly as possible.

The £90,000-a-week player is still at an age where he could improve and the hope will be that his current form is merely a blip.

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