Despite having an average squad age of 27.1 according to Transfermarkt, some of Liverpool’s oldest players are located in their midfield with the likes of Jordan Henderson (31), James Milner (35) and Thiago Alcantara (30) being three of the four oldest players in their squad.
With this in mind, it seems as though the Merseyside club could be adding a young midfielder to their squad as a potential long-term replacement for one of those three previously mentioned players.
In a recent report from the Daily Mail, football agent Jorge Mendes has been trying to get Fulham midfielder, Fabio Carvalho, a move to Liverpool with the youngster in the final year of his contract at the west London club.
As a product of Fulham’s youth system, the 19-year-old, who is currently valued at £225k according to Transfermarkt, made his senior debut for the club back in September 2020 in a Carabao Cup victory over Sheffield Wednesday.
Since then, the teenager, who has been described as a “fantastic” player by current Fulham manager Marco Silva, has made 13 appearances for the first team where he has managed to score four goals and provide one assist in the process, highlighting his attacking talents from midfield at such a young age.
In addition to this, in the seven Championship appearances he’s made this season, the youngster has managed to rack up an average of 1.9 shots per game and 1.7 key passes per match, showing that he is certainly an attack-minded midfield player.
With all of this in mind and given how Thiago has only managed to rack up an average of 1.2 shots per game and one key pass per game in the Premier League, Carvalho could well be a perfect long-term replacement for the Spaniard at Anfield with his young age giving him plenty of time to grow and develop into the finished product.
Also, with current Liverpool sporting director Michael Edwards revealing that he will be leaving his position at the Merseyside club at the end of the season, securing a low-price deal for Carvalho that could well go on to have a big future at Liverpool would be a great leaving present to the club.