Everton star Anthony Gordon has laughed off claims that he is earning a reputation as a diver.

The 21-year-old’s development was one of the few positives at Goodison Park last season, with Gordon racking up four goals and two assists in 35 games as Everton narrowly avoided relegation from the Premier League.

While praise for Gordon has not been hard to come by, so too has criticism of his alleged love for a dive, with former Liverpool star Jamie Carragher among those to publicly question the youngster’s willingness to go to ground.

“People have been calling me a diver of late, I’m not sure why,” Gordon said in response. “If you look back at the games, I’m getting kicked quite a lot. I’ll take it as a compliment because I must be doing something well.

“I know what I bring to the table. I know I’m not a diver, videos prove that. I might go down every now and then but that’s because I’m getting kicked. I don’t know what people want me to do. I’m just going to do my best and keep getting at people.



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