According to UOL Esporte in Brazil, one of Richarlison's representatives, Renato Velasco, recently met Reds boss Jurgen Klopp at his Formby home.
The fact that Velasco has no other European-based clients set tongues wagging that Klopp could be looking to tempt the forward across Stanley Park but, according to the Liverpool Echo, Everton have "laughed the suggestion off".
Seemingly in response, Richarlison, meanwhile, posted two images of himself in Everton colours with the message, "I'm happy".
Richarlison has been with the Blues less than a year since his £40m move from Watford and he has notched 12 goals in what has been an up-and-down but largely successful first season at Goodison Park.
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1 Posted 05/04/2019 at 07:31:12
Hes definitely off across the park in the summer then! 😂
2 Posted 05/04/2019 at 07:49:27
Not good enough for them which is fortunate for us!!!!!
3 Posted 05/04/2019 at 08:04:36
4 Posted 05/04/2019 at 08:05:56
5 Posted 05/04/2019 at 08:16:21
6 Posted 05/04/2019 at 08:22:08
Maybe it's just coincidental that this story has emerged on the back of that, but it does make you wonder.
I really like the lad, but his recent performances have raised question marks over his contribution to the field of play overall.
7 Posted 05/04/2019 at 08:24:18
8 Posted 05/04/2019 at 08:32:42
9 Posted 05/04/2019 at 09:26:32
Gomes will sign for Inter/Real Betis rather than us...
Now Richarlison going across the park...
Two wins and this is what happens, what next; DCL to replace Ronaldo at Juventus?!
10 Posted 05/04/2019 at 09:34:46
‘I really like the lad, but his recent performances have raised question marks over his contribution to the field of play overall.
Have you watched the last couple of games, Derek?
Ive been very critical of Richarlison but it seems odd to pick on his recent form, which has been very good. In fact, on the weekend he actually looked relaxed and happy for the first time. I think hell be a better player if he can cut the sulking and enjoy the game.
11 Posted 05/04/2019 at 09:45:29
12 Posted 05/04/2019 at 09:47:30
13 Posted 05/04/2019 at 09:59:26
14 Posted 05/04/2019 at 10:20:24
15 Posted 05/04/2019 at 10:25:09
16 Posted 05/04/2019 at 10:32:41
Give the lad time to mature and learn will you mate every young player has weaknesses and things they need to improve on but he has carried this team at times this season.
I have no doubt he will develop into one if the best players in our league and europe!
17 Posted 05/04/2019 at 11:04:16
However, it would be a top club with a recent track record of actually winning trophies, and not a 2nd tier club such as Liverpool (or Spurs).
18 Posted 05/04/2019 at 11:12:04
19 Posted 05/04/2019 at 11:16:22
20 Posted 05/04/2019 at 11:36:01
Surprised the RS loving BBC didn't have this as their main bit of footy gossip, oops, then again one of their main stories is about how "winning the title will be like nothing you've ever seen before" as stated by four totally unbiased RS footy fans. The whole fucking world wants anyone but that lot to win the title and when you read that article, after puking your ring, you realise why..
21 Posted 05/04/2019 at 11:45:59
at the very least!
Just get used to it! it's a load of Crxp. We'll also be linked with every blow Joe (had to be careful with my spelling there) around the world as well. But in Brands and Silva we have strength!
I expect an exodus of the driftwood and some excellent signings this summer.
22 Posted 05/04/2019 at 12:20:36
23 Posted 05/04/2019 at 12:27:13
A simpler life is achievable by such avoidance - they're just a stain on a tea towel; a blot of ink; a tedious mind-numbing bore; and their followers do not even know their own history and the small number that do, try to hide their hideous crimes against football.
Do not try to engage with a Red-Poop fan - it is like trying to teach the theory of quantum mechanics to a banana.
Do not try to apply reasoning to a Red-Poop fan - it is like trying to find the leprechauns gold at the end of a multi-coloured rainbow.
Take great solace in the fact that, although we are currently not as established playing-wise as the Red-Poop, we are, as supporters and fans, a century ahead in football-educational-development.
24 Posted 05/04/2019 at 12:30:29
I just read that piece, mate... Puke-inducing.
And what the fuck is all that about? Them winning it would be like nothing you've seen before. It would actually be only a couple of short seasons ago that Leicester defied the odds to claim it. Something that we'll probably never see the likes of again.
The media's love-in with them is sickening with the bias, BBC to Sky... Every other pundit an ex-player or fan... and, to cap it all, the odious Sue Smith (yawn) with her phoney Phil Thompson impressions... and, by the way, who the fuck is she???
Ex player England and whoever... No, sorry, but that's not football, I'm afraid I just hope to god Man City claim the lot — that might shut them up for a while.
25 Posted 05/04/2019 at 12:48:07
26 Posted 05/04/2019 at 12:57:45
I'll save you some time over the coming weeks/month...
Sigurdsson set for £60m Arsenal move
Barcelona eye shock Bernard move
DCL set to replace Martial under United resurgence
Barkley tells Davies 'join me at Chelsea'
'Homesick' Digne eyes PSG switch
Sarri - "Zouma too good for sorry Everton"
And of course not forgetting how the media portray us at the other end of the scale...
Everton set to swoop for Preston North End youngster
Toffees to offer £90m for Mark Noble
Blues plan to replace Gueye with Wrexham starlet
Rooney back to Everton: A real possibility
Niasse - "Cardiff bigger club than Everton"
The British media. Shite since the dawn of time.
27 Posted 05/04/2019 at 13:12:05
You may be on to something there. Maybe when they lose those players mentioned they may want a quick fix like the diving Brazilian. He will remind older RS supporters of the supreme diving mophead Kevin Keegan.
28 Posted 05/04/2019 at 13:20:45
There are still many gems in the South American Market that I hope we are keeping tabs on. A few more like Ric and we would have some serious skill, pace and work rate.
I bet you could easily find a Gana replacement or a Ricy mk2 for under £10m
29 Posted 05/04/2019 at 13:26:09
Charlies staying end of.
30 Posted 05/04/2019 at 13:33:53
31 Posted 05/04/2019 at 13:34:54
Justin @28, I have always advocated that 'superstars' have all 'started somewhere' until they were discovered, the secret is spotting them before others do. I believe in Brands we have a good, or better chance, than in the past of doing this, with his S American contacts and superior scouting system.
Regarding Gana, recent reports are stating that PSG have got Anders Herrera from Manure and may not be pursuing their long interest in our guy. Which, in my book is good news, he is at the moment virtually un-replaceable, but there may be an unearthed Gana Mk2 somewhere in the World!
32 Posted 05/04/2019 at 13:35:29
It's a general piece on Richarlison, recounting his history and progress since joining Watford. The angle referenced in the opening post is a 'throw-away' line in the closing paragraph of a 10-paragraph piece, asking a rhetorical question: 'A move to Anfield on the horizon?' I'll come back to that in a moment.
For anyone interested, he is the full translation:
"At least once a month, most Premier League clubs usually organize a dinner to gather their cast and tighten the ties between their players.
"While still playing for Watford, Richarlison almost didn't attend one of those encounters. The reason? He was angry with himself and the rest of his teammates after being beaten 6-0 by Manchester City at home. For him, there was no climate to fraternize at that moment.
"The story told behind the scenes reveals a bit of the personality of the 21-year-old striker, one of the most prized names in the Premier League today. In addition to giving everything on the pitch, he shone playing up front in his first season on the English pitches and, at the end of it, made the leap to Everton in a 40 million pound deal that generated big buzz in the market.
"The initial reaction was that Tite's [the Brazilian coach] new bet for the national team was not worth all that money. This was the consensus that dominated the news.
"After just over six months, it is safe to say that Richarlison overturned all the prognoses that suggested he would succumb to the pressure of the numbers.
"With 13 goals, he became one of Everton's star players and won over Goodison Park with his charisma and good football. To complete things, he also shone in the Brazilian shirt, hitting the net three more times, affirming himself as a post-World Cup scorer next to Neymar and practically guaranteeing a place in the Copa América [Latin America's equivalent to the Euros which takes place in Brazil this summer].
"If there was still any doubt about his potential, it was put to rest. One picture of this is the attention that the number 30 received in the January transfer window.
"According to UOL Esporte from people close to the striker, offers of just over 50 million pounds were made to secure his football. None of them were taken seriously. Richarlison is considered "irreplaceable." For Everton, they don't begin to talk for less than 70 million pounds.
"The club is in a comfortable position to play hard in the market. First, its main shareholder, businessman Farhad Moshiri, has a fortune estimated at more than 7 billion reais. Then the striker has a father and son relationship with the Portuguese coach Marco Silva.
"Finally, he has more than adapted to the Premier League. There is no interest by his representatives in forcing any situation, either. [my bolding].
"Richarlison has found a partner at Everton. In addition to Richarlison, they also own the midfielder Bernard and are expected to further increase this customer list in the summer. With his name linked to Barcelona, PSG and Milan, Richarlison prefers to stay in England.
"His main agent, Renato Velasco, who takes more care of his career, was recently with rival Liverpool commander Jürgen Klopp at his home.
"A move to Anfield on the horizon? When mentioning the name of the footballer, first nurtured by America-MG before catching the attention of Fluminense, in one of his press conferences at the end of last year, Klopp said [about Richarlison] "what player he is." Richarlison's contract with Everton ends in 2023."
Taking it as a whole, it's a fair, balanced and accurate piece. Within it, it is categorically stated both the player and his agent are happy at Everton with no intention of agitating for a move.
The final paragraph, as I wrote early, opens with a rhetorical question making a tenuous link to the 'alleged' visit by his agent to Klopp's house.
Really nothing to see or take seriously here. Everyone knows how the media works and how they like to make a banquet out of a morsel.
33 Posted 05/04/2019 at 14:07:42
34 Posted 05/04/2019 at 14:19:44
35 Posted 05/04/2019 at 14:21:17
My days of believing players have the same sense of loyalty as we do are long gone. And in all fairness, why should he?
He's not local, not even English and is probably ambitious and wants to further his career. We're constantly in 'transition' whereas Liverpool are on the brink of winning the league as well as odds on favourites to progress into the semi-finals of the Champions League too!
Painful to admit but they're a far more attractive proposition for any player than we are.
Feel sick now but I'm afraid it's true.
36 Posted 05/04/2019 at 14:57:45
Of course he'll be off as soon as we look too shit to stay with again.
Personally, though, I'd rather shoot agents than let them go round touting their 'clients' when – by very definition of what an agent is or does – it's ONLY about how much the agents themselves can get out of any deal!!!
37 Posted 05/04/2019 at 15:37:24
This is tabloid poo.
Hes not going to the dark side. Id bet the house, wife, and kids on it.
38 Posted 05/04/2019 at 15:42:04
Any truth in it just proves that Pochettino is no better at spotting talent that Harry Redknapp. Harry always waited to see who Moyes was going to buy before stepping in.
But we have to remember, Redknapp would never be able to find a bargain in a B&M store.
39 Posted 05/04/2019 at 16:05:35
One thing you can be sure of, is the top six clubs will be eyeing a few of our players and its a sad fact that modern day footballers have little if any club loyalty and will be off in a heartbeat as Lee has already said.
Its one of the reasons we find it so difficult to make it through the top six glass ceiling, as soon as we find a top player their off.
40 Posted 05/04/2019 at 16:13:59
I can't see Richi crossing the park this summer, so I reckon the house is safe as well.
41 Posted 05/04/2019 at 16:40:50
42 Posted 05/04/2019 at 16:49:51
He's apparently talking to him...so that means...this is going to happen..maybe..print it!
43 Posted 05/04/2019 at 16:57:28
44 Posted 05/04/2019 at 17:03:29
45 Posted 05/04/2019 at 17:07:44
46 Posted 05/04/2019 at 17:17:47
47 Posted 05/04/2019 at 17:31:04
48 Posted 05/04/2019 at 17:58:14
49 Posted 05/04/2019 at 18:14:34
Gomes going to Spurs - I don't think that will happen either. I don't see why Gomes, after being so unhappy and mentally not in the right place, would rock the boat at all.
He's happy at Goodison. I don't think the player, based on his past, will mess with a good thing.
Zouma will be the big, and only real, loss if I'm reading my crystal ball correctly.
50 Posted 05/04/2019 at 18:20:05
Really? Well it's as valid a rumour as the Richarlison and Gomes ones...
51 Posted 05/04/2019 at 18:20:58
His tweet was with photos of him in the jersey, kissing / mouthing / whatever the hell you call that, the badge.
I think it's a pretty safe assumption he meant "at Everton" including those photos!
52 Posted 05/04/2019 at 18:37:22
Reading your link I see the Echo write early in the piece:
"UOL Esporte in Brazil claimed on Thursday that Renato Velasco had travelled to Klopp's house to discuss the possibility of his client becoming the first player since Abel Xavier in 2002 to cross the divide."
The original report does nothing of the sort.
Tabloids and footy rumours. Doncha just love 'em?
53 Posted 05/04/2019 at 18:44:20
54 Posted 05/04/2019 at 20:02:32
And Ralph Basnett, "he's not good enough for them", what are you on about feller, they're scum, everyone's too good for them, what sort of comment is that on an Everton website?
55 Posted 05/04/2019 at 20:46:40
56 Posted 05/04/2019 at 21:15:11
57 Posted 05/04/2019 at 22:33:21
Forget the RedEcho and the rest, and on another note, again the crap officials let a blatant offside goal stand for the RS equaliser.
Hopefully the luck will run out the next week and to the end of the season.
Focus on beating Arsenal.
58 Posted 05/04/2019 at 22:35:38
I despise them all. Owners, players and fans. Am I bitter? Yes.
59 Posted 05/04/2019 at 22:49:57
I'm afraid I agree with you. I had a sneaky feeling they'd drop points tonight, now I have a bad feeling for the season.
Didn't see the game due to being in work. Was it offside? Will their luck never end? Are they the biggest shower of tw#ts in football?
I know the answer to at least one of them questions.
60 Posted 05/04/2019 at 22:59:08
I still think City are a class above everyone else, I just think they'll be knackered. And 4 trophies is too big a step.
It's the fact I live in the city with blue and red and yet every red I meet seems a shit. No genuine contact from any of them. The bizarre thing is I married a red, and yet all her family reinforce the arrogance. Thank god my son decided to be blue.
If these shite win the league every thick cunt who lives in your street will become an expert. Trust me, you don't want to read the story on the BBC webpage today. The RS who says that, if they win the league, the experience will be like nothing anyone has ever known in their life before! What the fuck!
61 Posted 05/04/2019 at 23:12:03
I too live in the city, well almost, I'm in Kirkby. Believe me, I know where your coming from with them!
I've read the BBC article today and made a point of showing it to the Man City/United lads in work. We all agreed that it's a load of sh#te.
Anyway, I agree with you with regards to them and City but if one team can fluke a title it's them. I still have nightmares of the '86 season!
62 Posted 05/04/2019 at 23:12:41
I never thought I'd see the day when the fucking shite will be cheering on man Utd. Shower of two faced twats.
Though I suppose if it were us wanting the RS to win a game to aid us, for whatever reason, would we want them to win? I guess we would.
63 Posted 05/04/2019 at 23:18:36
I admit we aren't great as a team – bar ‘85 and ‘87 – in my lifetime (I'm 70, just) but I'd rather chat to a Blue I don't know than a red I'm ‘aware of'. Fuck them all. Horrible bunch of cunts. It's why I despise them so much
64 Posted 05/04/2019 at 23:23:48
65 Posted 05/04/2019 at 23:26:58
Should them bastards win it, then it will be the biggest and best title victory of all time. The press, both local and national will be creaming themselves like never before. Nothing will ever beat it.
You are right though. They are the most obnoxious bunch of twats ever to walk this earth.
66 Posted 05/04/2019 at 23:35:54
It's embarrassing for them but doesn't stop me being fucking annoyed. I shouldn't let them get to me...
67 Posted 05/04/2019 at 23:49:57
The ones who burn my head are the alehouse Reds. We all know them. They're the mouthy ones in the pub, usually with comments along the lines of 'Stevie G' 'Carra' 'Five times' etc.
I'm sure I've been to Analfield more times than some of these.
68 Posted 05/04/2019 at 23:57:51
Well in Richalison 👍
69 Posted 06/04/2019 at 02:30:55
Its Witch Craft to a level, not seen, but the RS, will loose, and soon.
La Vie Cest La Vie.
70 Posted 06/04/2019 at 02:38:41
It wont happen, the best team wins, not Old Nicks Team. They are at their mental and squad level limits. Tonight it showed.
A good few weeks, we pray, will pass. It will be done and City win, and just fully so.
Say no more, than the curse of a life time, them RS.
71 Posted 06/04/2019 at 11:25:14
For true reds, I have no problem if Liverpool win a trophy or two, because those reds deserve it, having been frustrated like us. But for the bullshitter reds, it's not an issue, because of avoiding or ignoring them. Horses for courses. And if Liverpool do win the league, well it's about time given what they've spent on players compared to us.
Some on here might tell me that times have changed and it's difficult to engage with reds. Well times have changed, and Liverpool's past successes and media attention have arguably produced a lot of bullshitter reds. But as in life generally where it's better to focus on 'real people' than on bullshitters, no matter how times have changed there will always be that core of true reds, just like a core of true Evertonians. When we become successful again, make no mistake, there will be an influx of bullshitter Evertonians jumping on the blue bandwagon, but not having a real clue about Everton.
73 Posted 06/04/2019 at 12:56:52
But I am sick of seeing Manchester hoover up everything. That burns me much more than bias against Liverpool. And let's face it, it's been 30 years... and they have been terrific this season.
74 Posted 06/04/2019 at 14:03:00
Like me you have picked up on whenever Everton start showing form, or play the so called big six, they start of with one player, then another, so far this week, it has been Richy, then Gomes, will not be long before Gaye pops up again about a move.
All media rubbish which I have long since taken with a pinch of salt.
Funny how not one single Reds player has come up about a move, in the run up to their title challenge, not one.
75 Posted 06/04/2019 at 14:06:25
Get a grip mate and man up.
76 Posted 06/04/2019 at 14:15:04
I don't live in Liverpool now, but did do for many years and grew up there, living near both grounds, and it's just very hard going out and witnessing some reds celebrating when they win, especially the bullshit variety. Some of them don't know how to win or lose graciously.
77 Posted 06/04/2019 at 14:16:44
78 Posted 06/04/2019 at 14:28:21
Don't get me wrong, nobody enjoys a Liverpool comedy pratfall more than me, but cheer on that tin pot little Manchester team to another oil slick championship win, no thanks.
If Liverpool win this season, it would make one half of the city extremely, blissfully happy. I don't begrudge them that, they are all scousers at the end of the day. I enjoy the rivalry, and have never hated them (how can anyone hate them who comes from the city? – it's bonkers).
I also think Liverpool, whilst obviously having much more dosh than us, have had a rough time: HIllsborough was a living nightmare... Why shouldn't they get a bit of what Manchester has been drinking for the last 25 years???
79 Posted 06/04/2019 at 18:46:27
81 Posted 06/04/2019 at 20:40:28
83 Posted 06/04/2019 at 21:21:57
I consider myself to be a fair-minded individual, but I'm afraid that my tolerance doesn't stretch to Liverpool winning games, let alone trophies. Most of the so-called Liverpool fans I know in Skem would require an A to Z to find their way to Anfield, and I remind them of this every time I have the misfortune to encounter them.
84 Posted 06/04/2019 at 21:23:18
85 Posted 06/04/2019 at 22:23:42
If you went to confession, you'd be saying "Hail Mary"s for the next 50 years...
88 Posted 07/04/2019 at 00:30:49
89 Posted 07/04/2019 at 01:35:00
Like otger bluse I get as pleasure from the red shite loosing a game as I do us winng one..
Slippy G was pure karma...
If Liverpool do win the title thus year I feel that they will have paid back all their karmic deubt and thats a scary thought..
Everton must have done sone really shady shit to have had accumulated so much bad karma...
Maybe thats why EITC are working so hard to pay off that
But my other theory is you attract what you fear. Collectively blues fans seem to be more a glass half empty than half full...
In other words we have spent the last 30 years living in hope while walliwing in self pity...
If collectively we change our attitude to be more positive in supporting our club then maybe our fortunes will change for the better not the bitter...
90 Posted 07/04/2019 at 01:55:54
91 Posted 07/04/2019 at 12:51:29
92 Posted 07/04/2019 at 12:57:07
How anyone can want a team whos Emlyn Hughes took great pleasure taking the piss out of the Everton fans who turned up in the City to welcome them back, the shameless Coleman leg break song, the Steau Bucharest 86 with a European cup on banner at Anfield.
Avoiding true facts and turning it round by throwing bitters back at us.
Now we have Charlie Nicholas ex gunners player coming out with I think Silva will be sacked end of season, just before we play his ex club.
Like I have said in previous post, name one player from our neighbours who has been mentioned by the media about another team wanting one of their players, not a single one while they are in the title race.
93 Posted 07/04/2019 at 13:25:33
The Sun is part of the Murdoch empire, and it's that empire that is the root cause of the shite pumped out by their rags. I will support a boycott of the Sun provided it is part of a bigger boycott of the entire Murdoch empire, with that bigger boycott requiring people to cancel their Sky subscriptions and reds to pressure LFC to have nothing whatsoever to do with Sky.
They didn't really know what to say to that, apart from "don't be ridiculous, Sky provides money for the Premier League". I just said, oh, I see, your moral principle is subject to financial convenience. Nice.
There's always a way to shut them up.
94 Posted 09/04/2019 at 13:56:12
95 Posted 09/04/2019 at 14:23:15
Every game of theirs thats televised is sure to include 3 minutes of "you'll never walk alone".
What other team has their anthem highlighted on TV every game.
Of course more than anything they take delight in spoiling any chance of success we have including the European ban due to their thuggery.
Detest them is putting it mildly.
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