Everton winger Richarlison admits the “freedom” afforded to him by manager Marco Silva allows him to do “what I do best”.
The Brazilian made a stunning start to life at his new Club with two goals on his competitive debut at Wolves on Saturday.
It wasn’t just the goal threat carried by Richarlison - who scored with both of his efforts on target – throughout the 85 minutes he was on the Molinuex pitch.
He made three tackles, one interception and one clearance as he ably supported left-back Leighton Baines – who hailed his young teammates’ performance after the game – in their defensive duties down the Everton flank.
It was Silva who took the Brazil Under-20 international to England when in charge of Watford, parting with £11.5million to make the winger the Hornets’ fifth most expensive signing in their history.
Richarlison went on to score all five of his Watford goals while playing under the Portuguese at Vicarage Road.
It is that relationship and the “confidence of the coach” that gives Richarlison the self-assurance to go out and perform, as he did against Wolves, according to the 21-year-old.
“My relationship with the coach is very important,” he said. “He gives me a lot of freedom on the pitch. I know I have my responsibilities, but I also know what I do best.
“I know I have the confidence of the coach.
“I am very happy to score twice. It is the first time in my career that I have received the man of the match award. I am very happy for my teammates as well that we could take a point back to Liverpool.
“When I came to Everton I said that I will give everything on the pitch for this shirt. That is what I am going to do.
“Scoring two goals was important in the first game but I have to thank my teammates. They helped me to do this.”