“Fabio Carvalho is not someone who will start from week one for Liverpool, but this guy is a top talent and played a big role in Fulham's promotion bid last season," the Arsenal legend told Sportskeeda.
“Jurgen Klopp just makes players better and I personally like his eye for talent. He did something similar with Harvey Elliott last season and the kid was playing unreal football before his injury against Leeds United, so I expect Carvalho to play an important role for Liverpool."
Merson also explained how he thinks Carvalho's career at the Reds will develop and pointed at him being a solution to a problem area in Klopp's squad.
He said: “I think this is the kind of signing other managers might look at and think, 'why didn't we get him?', because he's a fantastic talent. I'm not sure, but my best guess is that Carvalho will start off as an attacker before eventually being transitioned into midfield.