Journalist names Fabio Carvalho as ideal Sadio Mane replacement at Liverpool
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Fabio Carvalho could be the breakthrough Premier League player for Liverpool next season as the replacement for Sadio Mane, according to Zach Lowy.
The Reds let Mane leave for Bayern Munich after six years, but not before securing the arrival of young Portugal youth international from Fulham in a deal worth up to £7m including add-ons.
But despite his age and lack of top flight experience, Lowy believes that Carvalho could surprise a few people with his performances in the Premier League this season and expects him to get a lot of first-team minutes to help fill the void left by the Senegalese legend.
“It’s hard to say, I’m not too sure,” he told The Football Wonderkids.
“I think that one player who I haven’t seen too much of because I don’t watch enough of the Championship and I should, but Fabio Carvalho from the brief time that I’ve seen him looks like a very good player.
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“With Sadio Mane leaving, Divock Origi leaving and Mohamed Salah’s contract situation, I do think that he’s going to get a lot of minutes. He’s a player who people are perhaps thinking that he’s going to settle for a back-up role, but Klopp is the coach who gives young players minutes. He’s also the coach who develops talent very well.
“So I do feel that Fabio Carvalho.. They’ve said they’re not interested in loaning him out, they think he’s good enough to be in the first-team which is high praise for sure. So, we kind of forgot when we talk about potential Liverpool signings, they’ve already signed a player in Fabio Carvalho who looks like he could be a very, very interesting player.”
Carvalho scored 11 goals and registered eight assists in all competitions for the Cottagers last season and made his Under-21 international debut at the end of the campaign too.
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