Fabio Carvalho joined Liverpool from Fulham in the transfer market last summer. He had opportunities to play in the first half of the season, but after the World Cup in Qatar, he rarely saw the pitch and was often relegated to the bench.
With Liverpool pushing to strengthen their midfield, the 20-year-old midfielder decided to move to Liverpool on loan, as his playing time was expected to be limited again next season. He has been loaned to RB Leipzig, a club with a reputation for developing young players, for one year and spoke of his ambitions at his new club.
“For me, as a young player, it’s a big step from England to move to the Bundesliga and RB Leipzig. I’m joining a team that plays very well and has been very successful in recent years. Now I want to help build on that and I’m really looking forward to this new challenge.”
“My aim is to play as much as possible – in the league, in the cup and above all in the UEFA Champions League. RB Leipzig stands for giving young players exactly this opportunity to and that’s why the club is perfect for me to be able to develop further.”RB Leizpig’s media
In the Premier League, he has been beaten physically at times, and his first season in the Premier League was not as good as he is accustomed to playing on the left wing.
He has shown occasional flashes of technique and attacking flair, and will he be able to develop his strength in the Bundesliga, as well as his ability to hold off strong center-backs.
RB Leipzig is in the midst of a major turnover this summer, having sold French international Christopher Enkunku to Chelsea and Hungarian midfielder Dominik Szoboslai to Liverpool, while Croatian defender Josko Gvardiol is also on the verge of a move to Manchester City.
With the team’s lack of regular players, Carvalho has a great opportunity. Can he gain experience in Germany and make his mark on the starting lineup at Anfield next season and beyond?