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Richarlison explains Van Dijk’s shock

Everton talisman Richarlison explained why he clashed with Virgil van Dijk in 2018.

The two men clashed in the derby at Anfield, which saw Liverpool eliminate the winners 1-0 after a deadly Divock Origi winner.

Speaking to Globo Esporte, as quoted by the Mirror, the striker said: “Of course I was never going to back down.

“There was a disagreement during the game, which ended in the usual way.

“I also had the fight to waste time, and the Liverpool players didn’t like it. Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez tried to get involved.

“But it was nothing fancy. During the whole fight we lost five minutes which was good for the team. I said (to Van Dijk) in Portuguese: “Who do you think you are? ”

“They were defending their colors and we were defending ours, it was a typical derby. “

Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Richarlison d’Everton cross paths (Image: Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA / Getty Images)


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