Liverpool transfer news: Agent of Everton star Richarlison plays down meeting with Jurgen Klopp amid links
Richarlison’s agent has rubbished claims he met Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp to discuss a possible transfer to Anfield.
The Everton star, 21, has thrived in his debut season at Goodison Park, scoring 13 goals in 33 appearances.
Reports in Brazil claimed Renato Velasco travelled to Klopp’s house to broker a deal for his client last month.
But Velasco has poured cold water on the rumours.
He told Sport Witness: “So my meeting with Klopp had nothing to do with Richarlison.
“I am an agent of a player of Germany (Noah Weisshaupt), of Freiburg and the Under-20 of Germany, where his father played with Klopp and they’re friends.
“So they did not see each other in time and I went to his house to take Marcos (the father).
“It has nothing to do with Richarlison, the people who made the link have added one thing to another.”
If Richarlison was to make an unlikely move to Anfield, he would be the first player to swap blue for red since Abel Xavier in 2002.
Everton manager Marco Silva laughed off the reports linking his star man to Liverpool earlier this week.
He said: “You have to smile, nothing more!
“This morning I was at our session doing my job. For us this speculation is not important to talk about.
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“Richarlison is our player, all of us are happy with him and he is very happy here. He has many, many things to keep proving at our club.
“I am 100 per cent sure he will do that in the next few seasons.
“He’s a really important player for us.”
Source: Prem News