Liverpool are already considering the future of Fabio Carvalho after signing the attacking midfielder in the summer of 2022, a report has revealed.
Carvalho joined Liverpool from Fulham back in July after developing well in the Championship. He has since made 20 appearances for Liverpool, scoring three goals along the way. However, he hasn’t started a Premier League match since October.
Therefore, Liverpool would be willing to think about letting Carvalho leave on loan next season, according to a report from Football Insider.
The website claims Carvalho could find another club in the Premier League to spend the 2023-24 campaign. By doing so, he would be able to continue his development, rather than being wasted on the Liverpool bench.
Jurgen Klopp is awaiting a major overhaul of his midfield in the summer, which could push Carvalho further down the pecking order unless he cements an alternative role as a winger or forward. With a contract until 2027, though, he still has Liverpool’s faith for the future.
With that in mind, they would be looking to sanction a loan exit, rather than a permanent sale, if they do decide Carvalho should be playing for someone else.
The report does not mention any potential destinations for Carvalho just yet. Liverpool will be wanting to make sure his next takers have firm plans to play him regularly before signing off his temporary exit, otherwise it wouldn’t make much sense.
Indeed, Carvalho could continue learning from Klopp if he was to stay at Liverpool, even if his gametime might not improve too much.
Liverpool must make careful Carvalho decision
But having flourished with Fulham before, there could be plenty of clubs who believe Carvalho could make an immediate impact. Thus, Liverpool might receive some interesting offers for his services in the summer.
Still only 20 years old, there is plenty of time ahead for Carvalho to make the grade at Anfield. It could be in his best interests to progress elsewhere next season, though, building himself up for a future impact in Klopp’s team.
Previously, Carvalho made 44 senior appearances for Fulham, scoring 12 goals. He has represented both England and Portugal at youth level on the international stage.
Liverpool know all about the potential they have invested in. But if Carvalho hasn’t won Klopp over yet – which appears to be the case – they will have to ensure it doesn’t go to waste completely.