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Richarlison's heartfelt message for Everton fans

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Today I’ve started a new chapter with the Toffees, the People’s Club. My shirt is now blue & white and I will wear it with pride and honour.

"I promise to give 100% commitment and effort on the pitch, as I have done in every match since I first starting playing. I will work hard to achieve success with this great and prestigious club! Thank you to Everton for the confidence put in me, and to the fans for your kind messages. I look forward to meeting you all soon at Goodison Park!"

– Richarlison

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Everton get their £40 million pound man! Richarlison:'I want my dreams to become a reality here'

Richarlison wants his dreams to become a reality with Everton Credit: PA

Richarlison has emphasised his ambition and desire to try to make history with Everton after completing his move from Watford and signing a five-year deal to the end of June 2023.

The gifted Brazilian attacker becomes Marco Silva’s first signing as Blues manager and he believes that the Portuguese can help his “dreams to become a reality here at one of the biggest clubs in England”.

Silva was responsible for bringing Richarlison to England from Fluminense in August 2017 where the Brazil Under 20 international established himself with the powerhouse Rio de Janeiro-based club as one of his country’s brightest young talents.

I want to have a lot of success with Everton. I think it is going to be important for me here to be with Marco Silva again. I will learn more because I am still learning as a player and I aim to develop and grow here.

Everton have put their faith in me and I intend to honour this shirt and demonstrate on the pitch why I came here.

I’ve known the manager for a while obviously, so I know how he works.

I developed really well with him while he was with me at Watford. It was really good working with him and one day I believe he can help me to be selected for Brazil in the full national team.

But that is for the future and my present is here with Everton. I want my dreams to become a reality here at one of the biggest clubs in England.”

– Richarlison to Everton TV
He helped take Watford to within three points of a Champions League spot Credit: PA

Richarlison swiftly adapted to Premier League football last season, scoring on his full debut for the Hornets in a 2-0 victory at Bournemouth and winning rave reviews for a sequence of assertive and vibrant performances.

The versatile forward struck five times in his first 11 top-flight starts and contributed three assists during the same period, propelling Watford to within three points of the Champions League spot.

Silva likes his fierce work ethic Credit: PA

Everton boss Silva believes Richarlison’s range of attributes and fierce work ethic will make him a perfect fit for the Club.

He is one more player who can help us. He is a good player who will make our team and our squad more competitive.

The competition between our players is really important to me. This is what will make us better as a club, always that competition within the squad.

The player himself is fast, strong, very good technically and he can play in three positions across the front line. He can also score goals.

Evertonians will see a player who will be 100 per cent committed to helping our team always.

– Everton boss Marco Silva

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Joseph McKeever death: Men to be sentenced over 'brutal' torture and killing

Joseph McKeever's body was found in the boot of a burnt out car in Everton last June. Credit: Merseyside Police

Three men are due to be sentenced later over the torture and killing of a man in Liverpool.

Joseph McKeever's body was found in the boot of a burnt out car in Everton last June.

Jamie Grimes, 22, was found guilty of his murder.

Darren Colecozy, 23, and Karl Kelly, 32, were convicted of manslaughter at Liverpool Crown Court.

We will never really know the true extent of his injuries as his body was so badly burnt when it was eventually recovered.

These four males all played their part in his death. There are others at large who are still wanted in connection with this enquiry. The hunt for them will continue.

– Rachael Barber, Senior Crown Prosecutor

Football fans advised to check before they travel to Sunday's two big derby matches

Old Trafford and Anfield Credit: Anthony Devlin/EMPICS Sport/ Richard Sellers/PA Archive/PA Images

Fans heading to tomorrow's two north west derby matches are being advised to plan their journeys and check before they travel.

Merseyside Police says it is working closely with Liverpool Football Club to monitor the weather ahead of tomorrow's derby fixture at Anfield.

Everton are due to face Liverpool while Manchester United will host Manchester City just hours after a predicted persistent and potentially heavy spell of snow.

At this stage both games are still planned to go ahead.

"We will be monitoring the weather forecast and assessing any travel disruption. We will be meeting with the club early tomorrow morning and fans will be updated as soon as possible."

– Ch Supt Chris Markey, Merseyside Police

While both Old Trafford and Anfield have under-soil heating, the club will be keen to protect the safety of fans if there is heavy snow on the roads around the stadiums.

Final decisions are expected to be made tomorrow morning.

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