Liverpool transfer now confirmed as Jürgen Klopp will benefit from multi-million dollar TV boost

One Liverpool transfer has now been officially announced, while the Reds are in line to reap the financial rewards of a Premier League TV expansion.

Fabio Carvalho completes the swap to Leipzig

The club has revealed that Fábio Carvalho, a midfielder for Liverpool, has officially signed a season-long loan with RB Leipzig.

After the clubs came to an agreement, Carvalho was given permission to fly to Germany for a physical on Thursday, and he was formally introduced as a Leipzig player on Friday.

The Reds turned down the Bundesliga club’s initial offer of little over $13 million (£10 million/€12 million), but there have allegedly been preliminary discussions about a potential second season on loan (via Football Insider).

Fábio Carvalho

Carvalho will have the chance to play in the Champions League because RB Leipzig finished third in the Bundesliga and Liverpool missed out, so that will depend, of course, on how the first 12 months go for him.

Carvalho only joined from Fulham last summer, but he wasn’t in Jürgen Klopp’s immediate plans because he dropped down the lineup after the World Cup and played in only two Premier League games.

The absence of a buy option in the agreement shows that the 20-year-old is still on the Germans’ long-term radar.

In the meantime, Liverpool has told Leipzig that it will fulfill the playmaker Dominik Szoboszlai’s entire release clause so that he can go permanently in the opposite direction.

Fabio Carvalho (FC Liverpool, 28)

Liverpool could cash in as Premier League scales up coverage

From the 2024–25 season onward, Liverpool is anticipated to gain from the extension of Premier League TV coverage in the UK.

According to The Daily Mail, UK broadcasters will air 270 of the competition’s 380 games, an increase from 200 under the previous agreement. This includes every game that occurs on a Sunday.

Liverpool’s continued participation in the Europa League could be especially advantageous given those clubs are unable to play on Saturdays because to the short turnaround.

However, as the league attempts to boost the number of games aired on Friday and Monday nights, the Reds should still reap the rewards.

All of this will result in more late departures for club supporters, who will hope that scheduling nighttime games is done with some thought.

For a squad of Liverpool’s caliber, the present payment structure would net clubs about $1.3 million (£1 million/€1.2 million) for each additional match.

The objective is to increase the league’s appeal to potential bidders as the TV rights go up for auction later this year.

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