Richarlison responds to Liverpool rumours – and Everton fans will love it

Reports in Brazil (opens in new tab) claimed that the Brazilian’s joint-agent Renato Velasco had met with Jurgen Klopp at the Reds manager’s house.

The German has previously spoken of his admiration for the player and Velasco has no other clients in Europe.

However, the Liverpool Echo (opens in new tab) reported that the suggestion of a sale to their biggest rivals had been laughed off by Everton officials, pointing out that the 21-year-old’s other representative Kia Joorabchian has a close friendship with Toffees chairman Bill Kenwright.

Richarlison himself made an effort to dismiss the speculation by posting two pictures of him scoring and celebrating in an Everton shirt on Twitter along with the simple caption: “I’m happy.”

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The Brazil international has been a big success since moving to Merseyside from Watford last summer in a deal worth £40 million.

He has scored 13 goals in 33 appearances for Marco Silva’s side, making him the club’s top scorer this season.


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Alasdair Mackenzie is a freelance journalist based in Rome, and a FourFourTwo contributor since 2015. When not pulling on the FFT shirt, he can be found at Reuters, The Times and the i. An Italophile since growing up on a diet of Football Italia on Channel 4, he now counts himself among thousands of fans sharing a passion for Ross County and Lazio.