Liverpool set to sell star who only joined 12 months ago: report

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp gives his side instructions during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Liverpool FC at Craven Cottage on August 06, 2022 in London, England.
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Liverpool could be prepared to sell a player who only joined last summer, as Jurgen Klopp wields a remorseless scythe across his squad.

Last season was a poor one by the Reds' standards as Klopp saw his side slip to fifth in the table. Four big names have now left in Roberto Firmino, James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita, with Merseyside set for an overhaul.

But the exits have not yet stopped – and Liverpool may even cut their losses on players who joined them relatively recently.

Roberto Firmino takes a selfie with Liverpool fans after his last match at Anfield, against Aston Villa in May 2023.

There are set to be plenty of exits from Anfield this summer (Image credit: Getty Images)

According to Football InsiderRB Leipzig have made an offer for Fabio Carvalho and are prepared to make a second, with recently-promoted Burnley also eyeing a permanent deal.

The young Portuguese has made just four starts in the red of Liverpool after switching from Fulham, where he won the Championship title. At just 20 though, his best years are ahead of him.

The Reds would rather not lose Carvalho altogether and would rather let him leave on loan – but should a good offer come in, it may prove too difficult to resist with a rebuild ahead.

That would leave Klopp requesting a buyback clause in any deal.

Fabio Carvalho of Liverpool during the preseason friendly match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Rajamangala Stadium on July 12, 2022 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Fabio Carvalho has made just four starts for Liverpool (Image credit: Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)

Carvalho has played in midfield but perhaps best suits Liverpool on the left wing, where Cody Gakpo, Darwin Nunez and Diogo Jota are all ahead of him in the pecking order.

The youngster is valued at €20 million by Transfermarkt.

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Liverpool's failed pursuit of Jude Bellingham has led to discussion over who is to blame, with This Is Anfield writing that the fault lies with both Jurgen Klopp and ownership FSG for FourFourTwo.

The Reds are looking at a number of possible alternatives, including Ryan Gravenberch of Bayern MunichInter Milan star Nicolo BarellaBrighton midfielder Moises Caidedo and Chelsea fringe midfielder Conor Gallagher. Ex-Red Jose Enrique has questioned whether the Merseysiders even needed Bellingham, anyway.

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Mark White
Staff Writer

Mark White has been a staff writer on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, writing pieces for both online and the magazine. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also been to the FA Cup and League Cup finals for FFT and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He once saw Tyrone Mings at a petrol station in Bournemouth but felt far too short to ask for a photo.