Liverpool journalist Neil Jones has questioned whether Fabio Carvalho has a long-term future at Anfield under Jurgen Klopp.
Carvalho, who officially joined Hull City on loan for the rest of the season, has not enjoyed the best period at Liverpool so far.
Since making the switch to Anfield from Fulham in the summer of 2022, the 21-year-old has struggled to play regular football.
Although his Liverpool career started brightly with a last gasp winner against Newcastle United in the 2022/23 Premier League season, his appearances dried up as the campaign wore on.
There was hope that a season’s experience in the Bundesliga would help kickstart Carvalho’s Liverpool career, but it unfortunately did not pan out that way.
With his loan spell to Hull in the Championship, Fabio Carvalho is in many respects back to where it all started for him – his breakout season with Fulham in England’s second flight.
Now Neil Jones has weighed in with how he views the situation in light of recent developments.
What did Neil Jones say?
Speaking to CaughtOffside, the Liverpool expert had his say on Fabio Carvalho’s long-term future at Anfield:
“For Fabio Carvalho, the move to Hull City, which is set to be finalised this week, represents a clear indication of how things haven’t gone to plan over the past 18 months or so,” Jones said.
“When he joined Liverpool, he did so as the outstanding young player in the Championship, a player tipped for international honours and a big future at Anfield.”
“Now, he finds himself back at square one, in many respects.”
“It hasn’t worked out for him on Merseyside, it didn’t go much better for him over in Germany with RB Leipzig, and his stock has undoubtedly fallen.”
Make or break time for Fabio Carvalho
There is no doubt that Carvalho needs a strong showing at Hull City during the second-half of the season,
If he struggles to break into Liam Rosenior’s outfit, it could spell major trouble for his long-term future at Anfield.
Fellow Liverpool man Tyler Morton has already made over 20 appearances for The Tigers this season.
This means that there are minutes up for grabs for Carvalho, but he needs to ensure he takes them.
The player himself reportedly still holds hopes of nailing down a spot in Jurgen Klopp’s team next season.