Liverpool have been linked with signing a midfielder all summer but it’s likely they won’t sign any this summer.
With the future of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain uncertain and other players either injury prone (Naby Keita) or some just reaching an older age (James Milner) they will need to re-invigorate their midfield next summer.
The likes of Jude Bellingham and Matheus Nunes have been strongly linked but to no avail this summer.
With fans demanding a new midfield signing, perhaps they should look to Fabio Carvalho to fill that void, following an impressive pre-season.
We’ve got another one here, Reds.
Fabio Carvalho v RB Leipzig 🌟pic.twitter.com/6EfE40gMZQ
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Having signed from Fulham for a bargain fee of around £5m, the Portuguese midfielder has taken like a duck to water so far in a Liverpool shirt.
Coming off the back of a hugely impressive season in the Championship, he’s seen regular minutes in every pre-season game so far.
Klopp has definitely taken a liking to the skilful player and his energy, dribbling and directness are all traits needed to play in this Liverpool team.
His performance in the 1-0 loss to RB Salzburg, in a heavily rotated side, showed his quality once again and now the midfielder will be pushing to start against Manchester City at the weekend.
Good morning Reds!
How exciting is Fabio Carvalho? Nice little highlights reel from last night by @FabioRole
Passing, vision and that glide….
— The Anfield Wrap (@TheAnfieldWrap) July 22, 2022
Where does he fit in?
Deployed as either the attacking midfield in Klopp’s three-man midfield or as part of the front three, Carvalho has plenty of options.
Naturally a number 10, he can adapt to this three-man midfield given how much Liverpool dominate most games – he would have the luxury of pressing high and a lot of possession.
What we’ve seen so far should get fans excited – given how similar he is to Philippe Coutinho, a former Red with similar stature and skill.
Expect him to get plenty of minutes this season both starting and impacting the game off the bench.