The Reds are looking to secure a £5million deal with Fulham to sign the 19-year-old winger.
A little about the topic
Liverpool have made an official approach for the winger and are ready to let him stay with the Championship promoters until the summer to beat the competition from a range of rival clubs. Further talks will take place on Monday, with an acceptance in Liverpool that there is a lot of work to be done to complete the signing by 2300 GMT.
Having secured the signing of Diaz from Porto in a £50m deal on Sunday, the Reds are keen to add to their attacking options by bringing England’s thrilling international U18s. Fabio has been one of the stars of Fulham’s promotion this season, scoring seven times for Silva’s side, making his PL debut under Parker at the deadline.
Fabio Carvalho is out of contract at the end of the season and Fulham would be sacked only to lose him for a minor compensation, especially if he joined a foreign club. The Reds hope to capitalize on this by paying £5m now. Liverpool signed another gifted youngster, Elliot, from Fulham in 2019.
While that deal was somewhat acrimonious, ending in a lengthy court martial, relations were soothed when the Cottegers signed Welsh international Wilson last summer. It is understood that the host of other clubs is fond of Fabio, including Man City, Chelsea, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich.
What else can happen?
It is likely that at least one player will leave Liverpool on the day of the deadline. The Reds have received a loan offer from Bournemouth for full-time Williams, and are likely to accept. The 20-year-old yearns to play regular first-team football, and with Gomez, Milner and the arrival of Bradley all capable of playing right-back if Alexander-Arnold is unavailable or in need of a rest, the Reds feel they are capable of loaning Williams out.
Offers may well come to Origi and Phillips, although Minamino is desperate to stay at Anfield until the end of the season. Initial approaches from both Leeds and Monaco were rejected. Meanwhile, Phillips faces another uncertain deadline day, with interest from Watford, Brighton, Burnley and Newcastle dependent on what happens elsewhere – Newcastle’s bid for Burn, for example.