Alan Brazil fumes at Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison after Everton lose 4-1 to Liverpool
Alan Brazil has taken aim at Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison after Everton lost 4-1 to Liverpool on Wednesday (1 December).
The Blues were well beaten at Goodison Park as Demarai Gray’s goal proved to be in vain with goals from Jordan Henderson, Mohamed Salah [two] and Diogo Jota securing a comfortable win for the Reds.
Calvert-Lewin, 24, has been out injured since August and was not in the squad against Liverpool, but broadcaster Brazil wasn’t happy at the England international being seen on advertisements.
“Everton are crying out for him, and he’s there shaving before games,” Brazil told talkSPORT (2 November).
“Woah, woah, woah. I don’t care, fans watch that and say ‘how much is he getting for that?’
“Get back, do they need that sort of doe? No, and when the club is struggling…when you see your number one player giving it all that. I thought that and Everton fans have told me that.”
On Richarlison, 24, Brazil added: “He’s let me down, the Brazilian up front, he can do a little bit more, maybe he needs someone alongside him.”
Despite being out injured since the first three games of the Premier League season, Calvert-Lewin is still getting his share of the stick for Everton’s current demise.
His involvement in the fashion world and wanting to do something outside of football seems to be at the centre of the criticism he is receiving, and it seems to be coming from people of a particular age group.
Calvert-Lewin is not the first footballer to partake in adverts, and he won’t be the last.
Indeed, most high-profile professionals are involved in some sort of campaign and it doesn’t mean they are any less focused on their football.
Calvert-Lewin’s latest advertisement may well have been filmed last month, three months ago or six months ago.
Why he still gets a mention after Everton were thrashed by their local rivals is utterly baffling, and it’s people just clutching at straws.
Even Brazil’s criticism of Richarlison seems a tad harsh – what was the Brazilian supposed to do against Liverpool? He was let down by those behind him.