Fabio Carvalho is one of three exciting additions this summer and Jurgen Klopp can’t hide his joy at the player Liverpool have landed, with his versatility offering plenty of options.
The 19-year-old arrives after an eye-catching season as a Fulham got promoted to premier leaguefirst-team experience that will be invaluable on his Liverpool debut.
Carvalho is expected to make his debut for Klopp as a striker before making the transition to midfield, and he has named the winger and No.10 as the two positions he is the most comfortable.
But he is capable of doing more and Klopp is excited about what he can bring to Liverpool not only in those two positions but also in the No.8 role and possibly even as a false nine.
That says a lot about his game intelligence at just 19 and as he develops, physically more doors will open for how Klopp uses his talent.
“Fabio, wow, what a season he played with Fulham. Being promoted [with a] play soccer [style]playing football properly, is not easy,” Klopp told the club. official site.
“So Marco Silva obviously did an incredible job there, but a big part of that was absolutely Fabio. And Harry Wilson of course, our former [player]and Neco [Williams] sure.
“When we watched him, it was pure joy to watch him, absolutely. He can play so many different positions for us, the way we play.
“The minute he’s not really set on a position – it’s the wing, it’s the eight, it’s the 10, it’s the false nine if he develops a little more muscle .
“It’s a short-term and long-term project; he can start tomorrow and he has to adapt, it shows a bit, but when he has the ball, it’s good quality.
“I’m over the moon that he’s here. Fantastic outlook.
The mention of the false nines role is certainly interesting and will be part of the long-term project, but it’s a nod to its potential development path.
Liverpool fans are likely to see Carvalho for the first time in the friendlies against united man (July 12) and crystal palace (July 15) in Thailand and Singapore respectively.
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