Everton star Richarlison honestly claims Liverpool Champions League
Richarlison has admitted he doesn’t want Liverpool to win the Champions League which is sure to please Everton fans.
The Reds find themselves in the last 16 of the competition as things stand, winning their first leg of this round against Inter Milan on Wednesday night thanks to goals from Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah.
Many teams will have high hopes of winning Europe’s premier tournament this term with the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, Man City and Bayern Munich all still in the hunt.
However, the Blues striker is very clear on who he doesn’t want to be victorious.
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Richarlison, speaking to TNT Sports, was asked if there was a team he would rather not win in the Champions League.
And, thanks to the rivalry he’s had on Merseyside since arriving in the summer of 2018, he was quick to share his response.
He admitted: “From here in England, I’d rather Liverpool didn’t win. Because like it or not, it’s like you said, they’re a rival and we don’t want the guys win.
“Because there are jokes, total jokes, Liverpool fans go on social media to make fun of us. So if I had to choose, I would choose Liverpool not to win.”
Richarlison has scored 47 goals in 134 appearances in all competitions for Everton since leaving Watford, including a crucial first goal in the Blues’ 2-0 win at Anfield in February 2021.