‘Wow’ – Jurgen Klopp reacts to new signing’s tremendous prior season – not Darwin Nunez

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Jurgen Klopp admitted to being more than impressed with the season Fabio Carvalho enjoyed with Fulham in 2021/22 as the Cottagers secured promotion to the English top-flight.

The Reds had come close to bringing in the teenager during the winter period, though fell just short of completing the signing on deadline day.

“Fabio, wow, what a season he played with Fulham. Getting promoted [with a] football-playing [style], properly football-playing, is not easy,” the German told the club’s official website. “So, Marco Silva obviously did an incredible job there, but a big part of that was absolutely Fabio. And Harry Wilson obviously, our former [player], and Neco [Williams] of course.”

The teenager played a pivotal role in the return of Marco Silva’s men to the Premier League, registering 19 goal contributions in 38 games (across all competitions).

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At 19 years of age, the quality of our new addition’s performances in what was effectively his major breakout season was nothing short of impressive.

With his ex-teammate in Harvey Elliott waxing lyrical about the attacking midfielder’s abilities too, it seems we could be due for a repeat of the surprise inclusion of the former in the starting-XI for much of the start of the 2021/22 season (prior to suffering a serious injury).

We certainly shouldn’t be inclined to rule out such a possibility if Klopp and Co. are sufficiently impressed with Carvalho’s outings in pre-season.

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