Liverpool are reportedly believed to be in “no rush to cash in” on attacking midfielder Fabio Carvalho, despite another possible loan move happening in January.
There were high hopes for the 21-year-old when he joined the Reds from Fulham in the summer of 2022, and early on in his time at Anfield, a dramatic late winning goal against Newcastle United suggested that he could be an exciting signing.
Instead, Carvalho has stalled in his career, and Jurgen Klopp decided to loan him out to RB Leipzig last summer, not seeing regular playing time for him.
The Portuguese has been recalled by Liverpool, however, having only featured sporadically for the Bundesliga side, appearing only nine times in the league and starting just once.
It looks as though the Reds will again look for potential suitors for Carvalho this month, with Everton even linked with completing a shock transfer, but a report from Football Insider claims they still believe he can make the grade at Anfield:
“Liverpool still have high hopes for midfield star Fabio Carvalho despite being willing to loan him out again, sources have told Football Insider.”
“Championship promotion chasers Leicester and Southampton are among the sides to register an interest in a loan, with Liverpool preferring to send him to the second tier – where the youngster can play regularly.
“However, the Reds are set to block the inclusion of a buy option in any potential deal. A well-placed source has told Football Insider that Liverpool are in ‘no rush to cash in’ on Carvalho and want to take a closer look at him in regular first-team action away from Anfield.”
Our thoughts on Carvalho’s Liverpool future…
It is pleasing to hear that Liverpool still have faith in Carvalho, despite his struggles over the past year or so, and that is the correct stance to take, considering he is still only 21 years of age.
There is no question that he needs to go up a gear, given the calibre of player in the Reds’ squad currently, but a good second half of the season at another club could give him a new lease of life, before returning to Merseyside in the summer.
The jury is clearly still out on Carvalho, and it would be a mistake not to send him out on loan in January, but there is a reason why Klopp liked him in the first place, and he could yet resurrect his Liverpool career.