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22 Jun 2022 14:24:09
Evening and thanks to all the Eds for their continued great work!

Question mainly for Ed001 - have you seen much of Carvalho play previously at Fulham? If so, what are your thoughts on him as a player and how high a ceiling do you see him having? and how could you see him being deployed in our side/ system?

Personally I'm really excited to see him play and develop with us!

Many thanks.

{Ed001's Note - no mate I haven't, I have only seen some highlights of Championship games.}

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22 Jun 2022 15:25:44
I can answer the ceiling bit. If he likes old houses he will have a high ceiling. ?.

22 Jun 2022 19:00:03
I'm sure that fact was obvious to Fulham, GHIAT19, as they were the cellars.

22 Jun 2022 19:00:09
I havnt watched him either so I have nothing at all to base this on, but I reckon he’ll be a central player (CM, CAM, False 9) rather than a wide player, although he does have the pace to fit the bill of a Klopp wide player.

22 Jun 2022 19:23:48
I would imagine this season we would most frequently see him playing on the wings to get him some game time while he learns the system and understands what is required to play at the very top. With a long term view to playing centrally.

22 Jun 2022 23:43:11
He looks like a Coutinho in the number 10 roll to me.
I think we will see a change of system next season, and he might just benefit from it.
Like one of the Ed’s said before we got Nunez, we’d have to change system if we got him, so you never know, Carvalho might end up being the Midfield Gini replacement but playing infront of the sitting mids.
I’m excited to see him in pre season.

23 Jun 2022 00:36:08
Well coutinho left a giant hole in our midfield when he played "10" in our midfield.

I really hope Carvalho is not grafted into a midfielder in a Klopp team. he has so much attacking instinct that I'd hate for him to have to spend years putting that aside to grind away in our engine room.

23 Jun 2022 05:16:38
Faith, i don't think coutinho left a hole at all. Klopp played him left wing and mane moved there after mo came in. Losing coutinho only made us stronger by using the money to buy becker and virgil. I do agree in the hope that carvalho isn't made to play as an 8. But klopp hasn't got much wrong with positioning of players so far. I think we end up moving to 4231 when nunez plays so the 10 could go the 1 of jones, Elliott or fabio. That would also give 1 of fabinho, hendo, thiago a rest each game which would only help out over a long season and maybe mean we don't necessarily need a new mid just yet?

{Ed001's Note - getting rid of Couts improved us massively. He is a good player but he did not suit the way Klopp wanted to play and held us back.}

23 Jun 2022 08:34:05
Coutinho leaving left a big hole that we filled by winning the Champions League.

23 Jun 2022 08:55:23
LiverpoolFC8, I have not seen Fabio play either BUT with the clips I have seen, I believe like you that he looks more like a Coutinho. That said, we shall see where he plays. As for Coutinho, Ed01 is right. Cou dd not suit the way Klopp wanted to play even tho, it seemed he was ready to accommodate him.

Klopp said so in an interview during lockdown in 2020 where he said teams would wait for Cou to get the ball and then press him to the fullest. Klopp does not like his team being a one-man team and Cou leaving allowed him to build the team the way we did and not have everything go thru one play, which Cou wanted.

23 Jun 2022 09:42:20
Ed do you think we will change formation this season and also do you think we have evolved into a more possession based team now that might suit a couthino type?

{Ed001's Note - formation is really not all that relevant, we don't use the same formation all season and often change it during a match as well. We do play a more possession-based game but we are a level or two above anything Coutinho could offer. A player like that is too much me-first and not really good for a top team.}

23 Jun 2022 12:42:39
I meant left a hole as in when coutinho played in the midfield he’d leave holes lol definitely more effective as LW.



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