Liverpool plan for new boy Fabio Carvalho outlined by squad number selection
New boy Fabio Carvalho could be set to play a key role at Anfield when the new Premier League season gets underway after receiving a first-team squad number upon his arrival on Merseyside. Carvalho recently joined the Reds on a permanent deal from Fulham after excelling in the Championship over the course of the previous campaign and looks to be set for a bright future at the highest levels of the sport.
The 19-year-old was officially unveiled as a Liverpool player on Sunday after finalising the details of his move from Fulham a number of months ago. He was immediately handed the No 28 shirt, which has previously been worn by the likes of Danny Ings and a young Steven Gerrard at Anfield.
The decision suggests that Carvalho could be set for a first-team role when the upcoming season kicks off, with the majority of Liverpool’s young players having been given considerably higher numbers. Kaide Gordon, for example, wears No 49 while Neco Williams has sported No 76 since graduating from the club’s academy back in 2019.
It seems as though Carvalho is viewed differently by those in power on Merseyside, though, after establishing himself as one of the Championship’s finest teenage stars during his time at Fulham. Jurgen Klopp has already spoken of his admiration for the Portuguese forward, who he believes will have the qualities required to shine at Anfield if he continues to develop well over the coming years.