Liverpool coach Vitor Matos shared what he’s learned about the Reds’ three new signings across pre-season. Things are looking good.
Liverpool brought in three new players this summer, all for different reasons. The biggest signing was unquestionably Darwin Nunez, a player who could go on to become the Reds’ record transfer.
Nunez arrives from Benfica after 32 goals across the Primeira Liga and Champions League. He’s got incredible talent and offers something new to Liverpool. There’s a lot to be excited about.
Fabio Carvalho didn’t command anything like Nunez’s fee but there’s an argument that he’s just as exciting. Certainly, his displays for Fulham last season suggest there’s a mountain of talent there.
Calvin Ramsay comes from Aberdeen and made a big name for himself as a teenage right-back up in Scotland. Injury has prevented him from performing in pre-season but again, he’s someone who could develop into a fantastic player.
And so we know Liverpool have some exciting players but how are they impressing the coaches? The staff have now had a few weeks to judge the new signings and Vitor Matos was open to sharing his thoughts with Liverpoolfc.com.
Three new Liverpool signings
“All of the new signings are top quality, so different positions, different profiles as well,” said Matos. “Darwin is an aggressive player in terms of offensive and defensive – he’s a proper No.9.
“Fabio is a player who can play between the lines and has a really good technical level, so he’s a player who can play in different positions as well but he feels really comfortable between the lines.
“And Calvin didn’t start training but we are really looking forward for him.”
Obviously, Matos can’t say much about Ramsay at this point – we’ll have to wait on that one. But it’s clear that both Nunez and Carvalho have left positive impressions on the coaches.
Of course, they’ve left positive impressions on anyone watching across pre-season. Nunez’s four goals against RB Leipzig shows how dangerous he can be, while Jurgen Klopp saw ways he can use the Uruguayan against Salzburg this week.
Carvalho has been arguably the brightest spark in pre-season and looks like a world-class talent. We can’t wait to see what he brings this season.