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'The only bad thing': Manager gives a glowing review of 'fantastic' player who will reportedly join Liverpool

Fulham boss Marco Silva had nothing but good things to say about Fabio Carvalho, with the player reportedly set to join Liverpool. The Reds are getting a good one.

It appears likely that Liverpool will sign Fabio Carvalho in the summer. The Athletic – among many others – claim a deal is all but done.

That would bring an end to a saga in 2022. The Reds tried to sign Carvalho in January, of course, after weeks of rumours. They ran out of time, though, and had to wait but it sounds as though things are close.

But what kind of player are they potentially getting here? Few are better placed to judge that than Fulham boss Marco Silva, who gave a glowing review of Carvalho this week.

“He’s been fantastic, he is a fantastic boy,” said Silva, per the Liverpool Echo. “I got him with just one year left on his contract, possibly the [only] bad thing I can think of.

“He’s a young lad but he has a talent. When they have the talent, it is easy for the manager to work with. Apart from the talent, has the maturity to be a top football player, at 19 years old it’s fantastic.

“Other qualities are fantastic as well. He likes to learn, he knows from the first day what I expect from him. We believed in him as well and make him important because he deserves it.”

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Well, we’re excited. Carvalho has had a magnificent season in the Championship for a rampant Fulham side that will almost certainly win the title. Doing so at 19 is special.

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And we already see ways that Carvalho will fit into this Liverpool side. He can almost certainly learn two different positions under Jurgen Klopp and there’s potential for him to play a starring role one day.

Silva’s loss looks destined to be Liverpool’s gain.

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