Sky Sports commentator Don Goodman has claimed that reported Liverpool new-boy Fabio Carvalho is going to the top of the game.
Carvalho shone once again for Fulham last night. The 19-year-old scored and assisted as the Cottagers battered Luton Town 7-0. Commentating on the game for Sky Sports, Goodman was astounded by the quality of Carvalho’s goal.
“It’s a brilliant finish from Carvalho,” he said. “It’s the kind of finish that highlights why this young man is going right to the very, very top, without question. What a goal that is.”
The well-taken goal took the teenager into double figures for the season. A tantalising glimpse into what Liverpool fans can expect next season.
Football’s worst kept secret
Carvalho’s move to Liverpool is the worst kept secret in football at the moment. Although the transfer is yet to be confirmed by either club, outlets such as The Athletic and The Guardian have long since reported that the move is a done deal. For just £7.7m, too.
Since the Portuguese youngster’s prospective move to Anfield in January broke down, most Reds fans have been keeping an eye on his progress at Fulham.
Those glancing at Carvalho’s form will have been delighted by what they’ve seen.
The Portugal U21 international has continued to be a key figure in one of the best teams the Championship has ever witnessed.
Yesterday’s mauling of Luton ensured that they’ll end the season on top of the table. It also made them the first team in the division’s history to score over 100 goals.
Carvalho has contributed to 18 of those. For such a young player to be so involved, he clearly has something special.
Exciting times ahead
It remains to be seen exactly how Jurgen Klopp chooses to use Carvalho. He looks for all the world like a classic number 10.
Unless Klopp is planning a change of formation, perhaps the most likely scenario is that the player with an eye for goal is in fact the long-term Roberto Firmino replacement.
Exciting times ahead for Liverpool and Carvalho.
He’s already a superb player, working with Klopp and the world-class squad at Liverpool is only going to improve him further.