20-year-old Brazilian could be ideal backup for Mane and Salah at Liverpool

Watford ace Richarlison has looked terrific for the Hornets this season and would make great cover for Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

Watford’s Brazilian star Richarlison de Andrade has looked a real player for the Hornets this season, after arriving at Vicarage Road from Fluminense for £11.2m (Globo Esporte) last summer.

The winger enjoyed a strong start to the campaign, netting five goals in his first 12 league matches. However, since November he has not found the back of the net.

Irrespective of this, the Brazilian under-20 international has still been a live wire and, in a team that creates the number of chances that Liverpool does, there is no doubt he could go on to achieve bigger and better things at Anfield.

Yesterday, the Mirror reported that Watford could be willing to part ways with either Abdoulaye Doucoure or Richarlison, as they look to balance their books by earning profit from player sales.

This has become the business model at the club in recent times, for example, with the sale of Odion Ighalo to a Chinese Super League side, earning £20m profit from his sale with the Nigerian having arrived in Watford on a free after his contract was terminated by Udinese.

With Doucoure only costing the club £6million, and Richarlison £11million, the chance to sell one of them for considerably more may be too tempting an opportunity to pass up.

At 20, Richarlison has his entire career ahead of him, and the speed at which he adapted to life in England will be arguably his most attractive trait to potential buyers.

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Liverpool’s front three will be a difficult one to penetrate. However, Mohamed Salah’s long-term future is by no means certain, with some of Europe’s elite clubs rumoured to be interested, and Richarlison could serve as a more than credible back up for either of Jurgen Klopp’s wide men. / source – Here

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