Liverpool youngster Fabio Carvalho may have been handed his chance to impress at RB Leipzig, as his failure to travel for international duty has put him firmly in manager Marco Rose’s eye.
That’s according to BILD, who say the player has earned ‘the coach’s permanent focus’ during this international break.
Carvalho joined Leipzig on loan earlier this summer, leaving Anfield on a temporary basis in search of regular playing time that wasn’t on offer with Liverpool.
He’s yet to really establish himself in the first team, though, with Dani Olmo shining and the likes of Emil Forsberg and Xavi Simons even potentially ahead of him in the pecking order.
Instead, they say Carvalho may be a ‘surprising different solution’ to the potential problem as it looks like he has forced himself ahead in the pecking order.
He has an ‘advantage’ over the competition as he is only one of the three who hasn’t headed out on international duty this week.
That means the Liverpool loanee has found himself in ‘the coach’s permanent focus’ and it seems he has managed to impress him through that.
Rose is more than aware of the talent the Liverpool man possesses and even held a long one-on-one conversation with him last week regarding his status at the German club given he’s managed just six minutes in the league so far.
It seems he has used this international break and a unique opportunity to his advantage, and it could lead to a key breakthrough in his hopes of working his way into the first team.