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Everton forward compared to Ronaldo and Henry.

Jamie Redknapp gushes over Richarlison

Everton FC v Brighton & Hove Albion - Premier League Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Might be a little too soon to start Richarlison to a couple of the greatest players to have played the game in the last couple of decades, but you can certainly see where the comparisons are coming from.

Football pundit Jamie Redknapp certainly has seen enough from the Brazilian to gush over the Everton forward, and feels he has all the right tools to succeed at the striker position where Marco Silva has had him line up in the last few games.

Writing in his Daily Mail column, the former Liverpool player said -

Everton fans I know are desperate for Marco Silva to sign a striker in January, but they have a ready-made centre forward in Richarlison. He is strong in the air and has a good blend of pace and physicality.

Think of Cristiano Ronaldo and Thierry Henry. They started as wide men before moving into the middle. Richarlison has all the attributes to do the same.

Richarlison has six Premier League goals now in nine appearances, and is only one back of the trio of Sergio Aguero, Pierre Aubameyang and Eden Hazard, despite having featured in less games.

While he still needs to learn how to deal with more physical backlines, he has the pace, skill and lethal finishing that the position requires, so it will not be a surprise if Silva continues to use him there, for now.