Liverpool centre-back Rhys Williams gave his first impression of Fabio Carvalho on Wednesday. The playmaker has joined from Fulham.
Fabio Carvalho is already showing his quality in training after just a couple of days, it seems. That’s according to Rhys Williams, who gave a glowing review of his new teammate to Liverpoolfc.com.
“The lads we have brought in, we have already seen with Fabio training today and yesterday, he is of a high, high standard,” said Williams.
“He’s brilliant on the ball. He’s getting used to the way we want to play and the way we want to press. I think everyone the club has signed is going to have a massive impact for us.”
Williams was talking as Liverpool put players through early fitness tests and drills to kick-off pre-season. Not everyone is there, of course, with some still on holiday after the international break but the likes of Williams and Carvalho are making early pushes for a first-team place.
First impressions of Fabio Carvalho
What more can you really ask for? Carvalho is showing what he can do just a few days into his Liverpool career and appears to fit in perfectly.
But that shouldn’t really surprise anyone. Harvey Elliott, who played in Fulham’s youth setup with Carvalho, recently talked about how easily he should slot into the squad.
And Liverpool, after all, know what they’re doing. They’ve signed Carvalho after some seriously impressive form in the Championship last season, believing he can make a comfortable step up into a top Premier League side. Early signs point to them being completely right about that.
Carvalho is certainly one to watch this summer, then. He’s a mix of obvious talent and unknown quantity. Liverpool could have a star here or they could have someone who struggles with the higher expectations. Williams, though, believes it’s far more likely we’re seeing the former.