Liverpool fans have been clamouring to see more of young Portuguese player Fabio Carvalho. The 20-year-old has seen limited game time this season, playing only three Premier League minutes since October. The midfielder was purchased from Fulham in the summer for around £5 million.
Some pundits and supporters have suggested the youngster be sent out on loan in order to play important first team minutes. But a new report claims Liverpool have no such plan for Carvalho.
Wayne Veysey of Football Insider writes that Liverpool have no plans on loaning out Carvalho. Veysey reports that Carvalho’s development is going according to Liverpool’s plan this season.
“Liverpool’s plan was always to phase Carvalho in gradually while he got accustomed to their style of play and the higher demands at a club playing in top-level competitions and where expectation is always huge.”
Carvalho has made 18 appearances for Liverpool this season, mostly as a substitute.
Carvalho has scored three goals this campaign, two in the Premier League and one against Manchester City in the League Cup. The youngster also scored a memorable last minute winner against Newcastle in the Premier League earlier in the season.
Harvey Elliott and Stefan Bajcetic’s prominent roles in the first team this season has also been somewhat of a roadblock to Carvalho.
However, it is clear Carvalho was always meant to be a long-term signing and the youngster was not expected to have an immediate impact in his debut season.
With Liverpool set to undergo a rebuild in midfield this summer, Carvalho will hope he can establish himself as a regular first team player next season.