If reports are true, two of the top 10 youngsters in the world will be playing for Liverpool next season - TBR View
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If reports are true, two of the top 10 youngsters in the world will be playing for Liverpool next season - TBR View

Not only do Liverpool have an incredible senior squad, but their academy and youth recruitment is of the highest standard.

In 2019, the Reds brought Harvey Elliott – one of the best youngsters in world football – to Anfield.

Since then, the 19-year-old has developed into a top player, getting game time in Jurgen Klopp’s first-team.

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Now, Liverpool appear to have got another superb youth signing over the line.

Multiple reports have claimed that Liverpool have finalised a deal for Fabio Carvalho.

The Guardian claims the Reds will bring the 19-year-old to Anfield from Fulham for £5million plus add-ons.

Liverpool came close to signing Carvalho in January.

Indeed, the teenager reportedly had a medical with the Reds.

However, Liverpool sadly ran out of time on transfer deadline day.

Both Carvalho’s move to Anfield and his temporary switch back to Fulham had to be completed before the deadline.

This wasn’t possible, but now it looks as though Liverpool will bring the youngster to Merseyside for next term.

“Swaggering playmaker”

This means Liverpool will have two of the top 10 youngsters in world football – according to FourFourTwo – on their books next term.

Elliott made it to number four in their list, which came out in February, while Carvalho was at number seven.

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FourFourTwo wrote of Elliott: “After breaking through at Fulham, and becoming the youngest player in Premier League history, at the age of 16 years and one day, Elliott was quickly snaffled by Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.

“A loan move to Blackburn last season proved transformative, as the Englishman went from promising waif to swaggering playmaker.

“He was involved in 18 goals in the Championship last term and was so impressive that he started the season in Klopp’s first team.

“A cruel injury in October halted his rise, but he’s fit again now and giving his manager a selection headache in midfield.”

Of Carvalho, they wrote: “Born and raised in Lisbon, twinkle-toed playmaker Carvalho arrived in London with his family aged 10 and soon whipped up a “circus of interest” with his continental swagger across the cages of south London.

“At 12, he joined Fulham’s academy, before making his debut in 2020/21, along with four Premier League outings for the relegated side.

“This has been his breakout campaign, however, with a trio of goals and assists in January alone.

“Liverpool plotted an £8m raid on deadline day, only for the deal to collapse at the final minute.”

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