Liverpool would boast a new attacking trio if a transfer for Fabio Carvalho goes through. The Reds supposedly like the 19-year-old.
Fabio Carvalho is out of contract in the summer, despite Fulham wanting to keep him. And agent Jorge Mendes sees a potential destination – Liverpool.
That’s according to the Daily Mail, who believe the Reds could move for the Fulham playmaker. Carvalho has shone in early games this season before injury disrupted things.
What’s clear, though, is that Carvalho is a very talented young midfielder and could be a bargain signing.
But how would Liverpool look if they did push that transfer through?
Liverpool to make Carvalho transfer?
We’re seeing changes in Liverpool’s midfield these days and this is a transfer that could double-down on that. The all-action, workhorse midfield of the last few years appears to be on the way out.
In its place, Liverpool are pushing young attacking midfielders. We’re seeing both Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliott learn the role now – far more attacking players than we’re used to.
In fact, both youngsters initially developed as wingers. Liverpool are converting them into midfielders, however, as they look to shift playmaking responsibilities there.
We think that’s to counter Roberto Firmino’s eventual exit. The Brazilian is now 30 and is virtually irreplaceable as such a unique player.
Instead, of relying heavily on a False 9, Liverpool would use attacking midfielders to transition between defence and attack. Carvalho would almost certainly be a part of that.
Perhaps he takes over the False 9 role or maybe he operates as a no.10. Either way, there’s a clear attacking trident there with Jones and Elliott operating behind him.
There’s a tonne of creativity in that trio – enough that teams would surely struggle with it.
Or perhaps he’s merely another centre-midfield option. This could be Liverpool shifting heavily towards using attacking midfielders, with even their squad options being of that mould.
This could be a very interesting transfer for Liverpool, then. Carvalho would be further evidence that the next Reds side won’t operate the same as this one.