Marco Silva has confirmed owner Tony Khan’s announcement that Fabio Silva will not be at Fulham next season amid claims Liverpool are set to unveil him as the first signing of the summer.
Liverpool have, according to multiple reports, completed all that needs to be in order to sign Carvalho after giving him a tour of the AXA Training Centre.
There, he met Jurgen Klopp for the first time, completed his second medical and agreed on personal terms and Liverpool should announce his move to the club soon.
In all likelihood, the Reds will wait until after the Champions League final in Paris.
By that point, they will have also played against Chelsea in the FA Cup final and concluded their Premier League season for better or worse.
While Carvalho looks set to become a Liverpool player, Marco Silva, Fulham manager, has confirmed to journalists that he would like to take the 19-year-old on loan.
Liverpool would certainly make good use of the talented young star but his chances of playing regularly seem unlikely given the quality available to Klopp.
With that in mind, Silva told reporters gathered at a Fulham press conference: “You know how I love the boy, I don’t need to repeat again.
“I would love to have him with me more time as well at this football club, but it’s what you can do and it’s difficult sometimes for us to accept, that is football and that’s life.
“I don’t have news about it. You ask me if I would like to keep him here, I’m 100 per cent sure.
“But we will see if it would not be possible.
“About next season, he will not be our football player. It’s difficult for me, I can’t speak about the situation.”
Loaning Carvalho back to Fulham for the 2022/23 season would certainly have its benefits and while Liverpool appear likely to sign Aurelien Tchouameni or at least try, Klopp needs to keep Carvalho for the first half of next season at the very least.
As we saw with Harvey Elliott this season, he has played very little football since the turn of the year despite the number of games available to Liverpool.
The 19-year-old has played just six games in 2022 for a total of 241 minutes.
He did return from a serious injury which would at least partially explain things but with what’s at stake, it’s fair to see why he hasn’t played much.
If Carvalho were to join Liverpool, sit on the bench most games and miss vital opportunities to play, it could have serious consequences for his development.
He needs to play football so loaning him out for six months in the second half of the season would suit the player, Liverpool and Fulham.