Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher is going through criticism after he accused Everton star Richarlison of faking damage throughout Sunday’s Merseyside derby, regardless of photos from the match displaying his ache was real.
The Brazilian has even responded on social media after struggling a nasty-looking damage to his ankle.
Richarlison was within the wars at Anfield, however there was a component of ‘boy who cried wolf ‘over his theatricsAFP Liverpool vs Everton was an entertaining contest however ultimately it was the house facet who had been celebrating and the guests in despairGetty
Tempers flared in a feisty contest at Anfield, with loads of challenges flying in, however the Reds got here out on prime of their blue rivals as soon as once more in a 2-0 victory for Jurgen Klopp’s males, due to objectives from Andy Robertson and Divock Origi.
Nonetheless, it was a tough afternoon for the hosts who for giant elements of the sport struggled to interrupt down the Toffees’ defence.
While there wasn’t any goal-action to report within the opening 45 minutes, there was an enormous incident between Thiago and Richarlison in stoppage-time of the primary half.
The Brazil ahead went down after shedding out in a battle with the Spaniard, and remained there because the referee waved play on.
The Liverpool gamers did, which then sparked fury from Abdoulaye Doucoure who brought on a melee as he lashed out at Fabinho in an try and cease play.
The incident additionally earned a robust response from Carragher who, talking on commentary obligation, angrily advised Richarlison to ‘stand up’ and claimed he does it ‘each week’.
Richarlison’s Brazilian compatriot Fabinho appeared to catch the Everton man within the faceGetty
It’s true that it wasn’t the primary time Richarlison had hit the deck, having fallen to the turf earlier within the first-half after showing to be caught within the face by Fabinho.
And Carragher once more accused the Toffees star from performing damage, as he stated on Sky Sports activities: “Truthfully, stand up, each week I watch him play like that! Stand up, keep it up.”
“He’s been down thrice already, [there’s] nothing mistaken with him.”
Nonetheless, after seeing a replay of the incident which confirmed the Everton man had painfully rolled his ankle after attempting to cease Thiago, the previous centre-back modified his tone.
“Perhaps trying on the problem on Richarlison, perhaps I used to be being somewhat bit harsh on him,” added Carragher.
Richarlison (l) did really roll his ankleTwitter: Sky Sports activities Premier League
“Perhaps he simply goes over on his ankle. [But] he simply goes down a lot within the sport, he’s gone down twice already on this sport the place you’re not fairly positive he wanted to.”
Richarlison posted a message on social media about his ankle after the sport, responding to the claims he was play-acting, and revealed it was excellent news regardless of the preliminary ache.
“Thanks for the messages,” he posted on his Instagram tales in his native tongue. “Thank God it was nothing critical.”
Reacting to the hubbub, Jamie O’Hara stated on Monday’s talkSPORT Breakfast that Carragher was out of order for his ‘harsh’ criticism of the Everton man.
“Truthfully, GET UP.”
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“I don’t suppose he was [theatrical],” stated the previous Tottenham midfielder.
“I believe the 2 they had been moaning about within the first half, one was a nook that got here at him actually fast and he headed it away and it frazzled him somewhat bit, and the second was an innocuous problem that really damage him.
“And it was simply because they [Liverpool] had been getting annoyed, and the followers had been getting on his again.
“I believe it was somewhat bit harsh to say he was dishonest, he wasn’t. I assumed Richarlison performed rather well.
“The 2 [times] when he went down was when he was really damage.
“I believe it was a bit harsh from Carragher to say ‘stand up, stand up’.”
Richarlison posted a screenshot of the incident on Instagram, with a message confirming he was not significantly [email protected] on Instagram Richarlison’s tough day at Anfield was compounded by a yellow card on the finish of the sport after a late problem on Jordan HendersonAFP
Richarlison did recuperate from the ankle roll and accomplished the 90 minutes, however O’Hara stated it may simply have been a special story.
“You don’t understand how he’s feeling, he may need executed his ACL or his MCL, these [kind of] challenges, you don’t know,” added the pundit.
“However there was contact and he was in ache.
“I perceive you possibly can play on, get on with the sport, no downside.
“However don’t begin making him out to be a cheat, as a result of I disagree with that.”
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