Fulham v Peterborough - Sky Bet Championship
Photo by Federio Maranesi/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images

'For sure': Jurgen Klopp is planning to play Liverpool 19-year-old hot prospect in the cups next season – journalist

Jurgen Klopp is planning to use new signing Fabio Carvalho in the domestic cup competitions next season.

That’s according to Theo Squires of the Liverpool Echo. Asked during a Q&A on the paper’s website how much game-time Carvalho can expect, Squires claimed the new signing will be given a steady introduction at Anfield.

“He’ll (Carvalho) get the domestic cup games for sure, essentially replacing Origi and Minamino if he goes too,” the journalist claimed.

“Five subs across the board this season so should get a few league and European appearances too. It’s a good starting point with how well he does deciding how much more he gets.”

Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

He’s got relatively big boots to fill in that case. Minamino’s goals in the cups last season helped fire Liverpool to a domestic double. Hopefully the 19-year-old can have a similar impact.

Carvalho slipping under the radar

In the relative furore over Liverpool not signing any more players this summer, Carvalho’s arrival has been a little overlooked.

Maguire Makes The MOST Overpriced Premier League XI

When a player is signed so far ahead  of the new season, it can be easy to forget they’ve been added at all.

We’re also still yet to see Carvalho officially unveiled as a Liverpool player.

But when he is, we’re all in for a treat. This boy can seriously play. It may be that Klopp uses the teenager sparingly at first, but it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him really take off.

Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images

Patience will be required as it always is with young players. But the Portugal U21 star looks like he has the ability to get fans off their seats next season.

At a little over £5m, there hasn’t been a whole lot of fanfare around his arrival. Come this time next year though, and that could well look like another Liverpool transfer masterclass.

The 19-year-old will get his chances in the cups, but it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him force his way into more meaningful games before long.

Keep up to date with all the latest Liverpool news and opinion by following Rousing The Kop’s official Facebook page

Have something to tell us about this article?
Let us know
or Comment Below
LOGIN to Comment
LOGIN to Comment