The Goodison Park ace has been impressive since linking up again with Marco Silva in the Toffees setup.
Thomas Gravesen has described Everton attacker Richarlison as the “one player that stands out” for the Toffees and has tipped the Brazilian to “do even more” for the Goodison Park side, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.
Richarlison became Marco Silva’s first signing at Everton when joining from Watford in a reported £40million deal (Liverpool Echo) towards the end of July 2018, reuniting the two after their prior stint working together down south.
The 22-year-old enjoyed a fruitful debut season at Goodison Park, scoring 13 Premier League goals (Transfermarkt) and breaking into the Brazil senior team, including scoring a late penalty in this summer’s Copa America final to help the Selecao win the tournament for the first time in 12 years.
This season it’s been a bit trickier for Richarlison given Everton’s struggles in the league but he nonetheless had three goals and an assist from 10 games in all competitions prior to Saturday’s 2-0 triumph over West Ham, in which his link-up play, energy and commitment were top notch.
“For me the one player that stands out is Richarlison,” Gravesen told the Liverpool Echo. “He’s a match-winner, he can change games, and I think he can do even more. He can drive this team forward and bring everyone together.”
Everton, now 14th in the table, travel to Brighton in their next Premier League game on Saturday 26 October, 3pm kickoff.