Richarlison signs new Everton deal

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Liverpool are undefeated and eight points clear of nearest challengers Leicester City in the Premier League.

Leicester ensured the gap did not increase last weekend thanks to a dramatic stoppage-time victor against Everton, who are fourth bottom and two points above the relegation zone.

'The Club trusts me and I trust them.

Everton forward Richarlison has signed a new deal that will keep him at Goodison Park until summer 2024.

"It will be tough". They are having a very, very good season.

'I intend to be here a long time, ' Richarlison told evertontv. "This was the club which gave me the opportunity to show my football", he said. Instead, Everton will be without him and Liverpool should dominate the middle of the park. You're allowed one, if you get the second one wrong, people start to look at you and think: "'Hang on a minute, is this person making the right decisions?'" .

"You know how it is in a derby - the form and who is on top in the table is not important because you are playing in a derby". We have to go with that thinking in our mind and embrace the challenge.

"I have to be fair to the players - they are fighting, they are working really hard to get the results we need".

"But for the next month there will be full focus on the [current] squad... full confidence in the squad, even with the problems we have". "At the moment we have a number of injuries in our midfield zone which are really different than normal so we will have to sit [down and discuss] the situation and let's see what we can do, not just in that position but in others as well".

Everton will face Liverpool once again in January after the FA Cup third-round draw paired them together - an outcome Silva felt was less than ideal for each club.

Liverpool and Everton are set to go head-to-head in the first Merseyside derby of the 2019/20 campaign on Wednesday.

Marco Silva has revealed that Theo Walcott is fit to feature against Liverpool on Wednesday if he is selected. "He was sick but he worked the last two sessions with the team and he is in condition to be in the squad".

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