Fabio Carvalho could make a surprise return to Liverpool in January from his RB Leipzig loan spell due to regular playing time this season, according to reports.
The 20-year-old joined the Bundesliga side on a season-long loan deal to continue his development after struggling for the game last term. He featured in 21 games and scored three goals across all competitions with most coming as a substitute.
After completing his move to Leipzig, Carvalho believed he had joined the “perfect club” that would ignite his career but it has turned into a nightmare for the youngster.
This is Anfield’s David Lynch explained how annoying the situation is for Liverpool in his latest piece – a transfer which was engineered by the player himself.
Despite bringing in Carvalho, Marco Rose’s side signed Xavi Simmons on loan from PSG and the Netherlands forward has shined so far. His impressive form has seen Liverpool’s loanee warm the bench for most of the games this campaign.
Simmons has made 14 goal contributions in 18 appearances for Leipzig this season. He is preferred ahead of Carvalho, who has is yet to find the back of the net for his new club, having made 10 appearances across all competitions.
The former Fulham star has not appeared since his 15-minute cameo in the Champions League on 7 November when Leipzig beat FK Crvena Zvezda 2-1.
It is looking increasingly likely that Liverpool may end Carvalho’s loan spell and his addition will be a big boost for Jurgen Klopp who will miss the services of Mohamed Salah due to his country’s qualification for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.