'What a talent' – Jürgen Klopp on Fabio Carvalho arrival

Reaction'What a talent' – Jürgen Klopp on Fabio Carvalho arrival

By Chris Shaw


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Jürgen Klopp is delighted by the chance to help Fabio Carvalho nurture his blossoming talents at Liverpool in the coming years.

Portuguese forward Carvalho has now officially completed his move to the Reds after chalking up 10 goals and eight assists in Fulham’s Championship-winning campaign in 2021-22.

In reacting to the 19-year-old’s arrival at Anfield, the manager detailed the attributes and characteristics that made him a player the club has tracked for some time.

And Klopp has no doubt Carvalho is coming into an environment at Liverpool that is ideal for his development to continue at pace.

“It’s great to finally be able to welcome Fabio and to introduce him properly to our supporters,” the boss told Liverpoolfc.com.

“What a talent he is, hey? A player who can bring a stadium to its feet. He puts his personality into his performances, he is confident and adventurous with the ball, and he wants to make things happen.

“He is a versatile player for sure and is very much an attacking threat with his creativity and dynamism.

“It was a wonderful season for Fulham last year and Fabio was a worthy winner of the individual recognition he got as a result of that.

“It doesn’t really need saying, but it is worth reminding everyone that he will of course need patience. It’s a step up, but one we know he is more than capable of making, which is why we were so keen for so long to sign him for Liverpool.

“He has the perfect environment here to learn and develop. He has a dressing room full of the best teachers in football who will help him settle and adapt.

“With us, a player of Fabio’s profile will get opportunity along with space to improve, learn and develop further. I’m looking forward to working with him and seeing him in a red jersey.”

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