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'That's a target’: Player Liverpool are about to sign suggests he's aiming to force his way to the World Cup

Reported new Liverpool player Fabio Carvalho has admitted that he his hoping to play in next Winter’s World Cup in Qatar.

During an interview with Football Daily, the 19-year-old was asked if he had made himself any promises for a year’s time. There was no mention of any goals with Liverpool, but Carvalho did share one of his personal targets for the year.

“I’ve told myself that I’m going to be in that World Cup squad, for Portugal,” he said. “That’s a target.”

The World Cup is taking place over November and December this year. As a result, Carvalho would need a lightening start at Anfield to force his way into a stacked Portugal squad. Ambitious from the youngster, exactly what Jurgen Klopp will like to hear!

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Carvalho set to be announced

Carvalho’s move from Fulham to Liverpool has long been mooted. The Reds previous move for him broke down on the last day of the January transfer window. Liverpool had been expected to return this summer.

According to The Athletic and many other publications, the deal has been long-since completed.

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Now, journalist Fabrizio Romano has reported that the transfer is finally set to be announced. Writing for Caught Offside, the transfer expert suggested that an announcement that Carvalho is a new Liverpool player is due to be held ‘in the next few days.’

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Romano further claims that the teenager will be part of Klopp’s first-team, with no loan deal expected.

Carvalho scored 10 goals and laid on eight assists as Fulham romped to the Championship title this season. In doing so, he has caught the eye of the underage squads of England and Portugal, who is both eligible for.

Judging from Carvalho’s comments, there is only one team he’s interested in playing for though. He has previously represented England at U16, U17 and U18 level, but has now switched to Portugal to represent the U21’s.

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In his two appearances for them so far, he already has a goal to his name.

Hopefully he can hit the ground running at Liverpool. Perhaps if he does he really can do enough to join Diogo Jota in the Portuguese senior squad heading for Qatar. That’ll certainly be good news for Liverpool, so all the best with that, Fabio!

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