Liverpool are currently embroiled in a Premier League title battle but that hasn’t stopped plenty of work being done behind the scenes.
The Reds are working intently on bringing new players to Anfield ahead of the summer and according to sources, they are on the verge of sealing three signings.
What’s the word?
According to Football Insider’s sources, Liverpool have agreed on a deal to sign Fulham attacker Fabio Carvalho, alongside Celtic teenager Ben Doak and Derry City winger Trent Kone-Doherty.
Carvalho undoubtedly stands as the most eye-catching move there and it will be a relief for Jurgen Klopp to finally get things done and dusted.
Liverpool were close to signing the 19-year-old on transfer deadline day in January but a deal couldn’t be completed in time.
It is no surprise, therefore, that they’ve now moved again to sign him when the next window opens.
The next Jota?
If Carvalho does join the Reds this summer then he could be the club’s new Diogo Jota.
Not only are they both fabulous attacking players, but they both honed their skills in the Championship.
Will Carvalho be a success at Liverpool?
The former Wolves man joined the Midlands club when they were attempting to get promoted and it didn’t take long for him to start capturing the imagination.
Jota bagged 17 goals and registered five assists in the English second tier, numbers that Carvalho is coming close to replicating.
The Fulham star has beaten the goalkeeper on eight occasions this term while picking up seven assists too. That has taken his overall tally across senior and youth level for Marco Silva’s charges to a whopping 42 strikes.
He might be young but it’s evident he is blessed with a huge amount of quality and indeed potential.
Leeds reported Phil Hay once dubbed him a “demon” and when you look at his other statistics, it’s easy to see why.
Like Jota, Carvalho is a menace for any defence with the attacking midfielder totalling 1.9 key passes and 1.1 dribbles per game. In comparison to Liverpool’s current Portuguese dynamo, there isn’t too much difference between them.
Jota has 1.1 key passes and 0.9 dribbles per match in the Premier League throughout 2021/22, showing not only does he score goals but also knows how to do his teammates a favour too.
Carvalho may not become an instant hit at Anfield but like his countryman who joined from Wolves, there will be plenty of time to make an impact.
AND in other news, Liverpool plot record-breaking bid for £77m “special talent”, just imagine him & Jota…