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Liverpool Keeping Tabs On This Championship Youngster: Good Option For Klopp?

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In a recent report, The Express revealed that Liverpool are keeping tabs on Fulham youngster Fabio Carvalho. It is believed that the Reds along with West Ham United are monitoring the English attacker’s progress at Craven Cottage ahead of a potential move during this January transfer window.

Carvalho’s Impressive Form At The English Capital This Season

Carvalho is experiencing another impressive campaign at the London club after producing a handful of eye-catching displays as a key member of their attack. The 19-year-old has banged in seven goals and grabbed two assists in 17 matches for the Cottagers this season across all competitions.

The English sensation has been a consistent performer for Fulham in the attacking end of the field based on his average of 2.1 shots, 1.6 key passes and 1.2 dribbles per 90 minutes in the English Championship. He has even been tidy when distributing possession in the opponent’s half as evidenced by his pass completion rate of 81.2% in the second tier of English football (stats via whoscored).

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LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 18: Marco Silva, Manager of Fulham and Fabio Carvalho of Fulham interact following their victory in the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Birmingham City at Craven Cottage on January 18, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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Is Carvalho A Good Option For Liverpool?

Carvalho has decent pace under his belt and can make some intelligent runs with the ball in the opposition half. He can be a joy to watch when he is dribbling at full swing and can be a hard man to stop inside the opponent’s penalty box.

The English whizkid has got the vision to engineer some inviting chances for others around him and has also contributed by scoring his fair share of goals from the number ten position. However, there are some question marks over whether he can maintain his good numbers in top-flight football if the Reds manage to acquire his services before the end of this month.

Carvalho will add more goals and creativity to Jurgen Klopp‘s attack. He will also allow the German head coach to tweak his 4-3-3 formation to a 4-2-3-1 set-up at times if needed. More importantly, the Fulham prospect will enhance the overall depth of Liverpool‘s squad and has the potential to become a future star at Anfield. Hence, Carvalho will be a brilliant option for the Merseyside outfit to consider during this winter transfer period, especially when he is likely to be available for a cut-price fee as his contract with the Cottagers is set to expire in the summer.

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