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Carragher in tongue-in-cheek Richarlison reply after being told to ‘wash your mouth out’ by Everton star

Everton forward Richarlison holding a flare

Jamie Carragher has laughed off an angry reaction from Richarlison after the pundit spoke up again about the Everton star’s antics.

Richarlison has proved a controversial figure throughout his tenure at Goodison Park. While his goalscoring record stands fairly strong with 53 strikes 152 games, it is his behaviour elsewhere that has also caught the eye.

Earlier this season, he made the Liverpool fans inside Anfield irate after staying down after a tackle. Carragher subsequently told Richarlison on commentary of the Merseyside derby to “get up” and that he does it “every week”.

And Carragher made another outburst at the Brazilian on Thursday in Everton’s 3-2 comeback win over Crystal Palace.

He tweeted: “Talking about Richarlison going down is nothing to do with bias. Every Everton game I do he goes down three or four times like he’s got a big injury then just gets up!

“It’s not about getting a penalty or a foul but pretending he’s hurt when he’s not.”

Richarlison then took Carragher on in a tweet of his own. The 25-year-old wrote: “Wash your mouth before you talk about me and Everton and I don’t respect you.”

Carragher has now had the final say, laughing off Richarlison’s outburst.

“I actually quite like this, if Twitter was about when I was a player I’m sure I would’ve called pundits out quite a lot!” the pundit wrote.

Emotions were high for Richarlison and Everton after the Toffees avoided relegation from the Premier League.

They needed three points from their final three games and were 2-0 down to Palace having lost 3-2 to Brentford on Sunday. What’s more, Everton have to go Arsenal in Sunday’s final day.

However, Richarlison scored the equaliser against Palace before Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored the winner after 85 minutes.

Richarlison has last laugh

Everton striker Richarlison

Despite the spat between Richarlison and Carragher, the Everton striker has stepped up when it has mattered.

In fact, he has scored six goals and assisted two others in his club’s last 10 Premier League games.

Some of those have ultimately proved fruitless, such as his brace in a 3-2 defeat to Burnley and his goal and assist in the same scoreline against Brentford.

However, others have proved crucial, like the goal against Palace and the last-minute equaliser to snatch Everton a point against Leicester.

Nevertheless, all his goals have proved the fighting spirit that Frank Lampard’s side needed to survive.

And for that, Richarlison will be remembered fondly by Everton fans for getting the club out of the mire.