Fans think Fabio Carvalho is openly kicking off about his lack of playing time at Liverpool
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Fans think Liverpool starlet Fabio Carvalho is referring to his lack of game-time on social media ahead of a potential summer move away from Anfield.
The 20-year-old signed for Liverpool from Fulham in the summer, in a deal that could total £7.7 million if add-ons are met.
He scored his first goal in the 9-0 hammering over Bournemouth and then had a huge moment in his fledgling career when he scored a 98th minute winner against Newcastle at Anfield.
But his debut season at Liverpool was ultimately a frustrating one as he managed just 324 minutes of playing time in the Premier League and 638 minutes overall.
Carvalho made eight starts in 21 appearances in all competitions and played just five times since the World Cup having struggled to force his way into the Reds side.
But after being on an unused substitute yet again in the 4-4 draw with Southampton on the final day, the Portuguese playmaker has shared his frustrations,.
Former teammate Ryan De Havilland described the youngster as the "Next top model" after a series of snaps were posted on his Instagram, to which Carvalho replied, "All I do now".
And when Manchester United winger Anthony Elanga wrote, "Fresh home...", Carvalho simply added: "Soon".
According to The Athletic, Liverpool received a permanent bid from an unnamed club abroad for Carvalho but rejected it as they are not considering a permanent departure for him.
Carvalho is believed to have plenty of admirers in the Premier League and Liverpool would entertain a temporary switch, with Jurgen Klopp admitting a loan spell could be in order.
There’s a possibility that he will go on loan, we’ll see,” Klopp said in his press conference, addressing Carvalho's situation. “This was not Fabio’s best year in his career but it might have been his most important. No player has impressed me more than Fabio. It is true.
“This very talented boy came here with big dreams and big expectations. It was okay in the beginning but didn’t work out in the end (later in the season). His work ethic will give him a fantastic career.
“He trained and got nothing (in terms of team selection). His reactions - in a row - I never saw before.”