1. Carvalho has been at Fulham since he was very young, when was the first time you heard about him?
We were first aware of him coming through two or three years ago, when he was part of very successful u18 and u23 sides at the club who won a few trophies at their respective levels. Along with Sylvester Jasper and Jay Stansfield, Carvalho was viewed as one of the brightest sparks in the team.
2. How would you describe him as a player?
He is a very technical player who is wonderful to watch. He is different to other players I have seen play similar roles at fulham and he is capable of making a chance out of nothing, thanks to his close control and quick feet! He’s an exceptional talent and one that looks destined to leave in the summer if some sort of deal isn’t agreed tonight.
3. In what role has he been used at Fulham this season?
He has been playing just behind our striker and star man Aleksandar Mitrovic. He is the central part of our three behind the forward and aside from a spell out with injury that lasted for 10 or so weeks, he has pretty much been a mainstay in the team, and has popped up with some vital goals and assists
4. Do you think he will be ready to compete for a place at Liverpool next season?
I don’t see why not, he is so good technically, but I think his game might be served better by a loan next season just so he gets regular game time in order to develop his game further. But, that said there aren’t many better players to learn from than the likes of Salah, Mane and Thiago- all players who can help develop different facets of his game. Harvey Elliott was being used this season prior to his injury and performed well so it really comes down to Klopp’s opinion in the summer should he join Liverpool.
5. We signed Harvey Elliot from Fulham a few years ago, would you say that Carvalhos talent is at the same level as Elliot?
Yeah, I would go as far as saying Carvalho is even a bit better than Elliot. They’re both incredibly exciting attacking talents and by the end of this campaign will have had one fruitful campaign in the championship each. Obviously Elliot has been hampered by injury this season but I think you’ll find the two players are reasonably close to each other, both in terms of talent and their progress along the pathway of developing into a Liverpool player starting week in week out. A lot will depend on how Klopp thinks Carvalho will fit best into his system. As Fulham fans we would love him to stay, but it’s clear that he has a future in the game far bigger than what we can offer – so if we can’t keep him, we just don’t want to see a talent of that level wasting away on a premier league bench.