'I'm sure': 19-year-old Liverpool prospect now says he's definitely going to score against Crystal Palace
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'I'm sure': 19-year-old Liverpool prospect now says he's definitely going to score against Crystal Palace

Fabio Carvalho has predicted that he’ll find the net in Liverpool’s next game, against Crystal Palace on Friday.

Speaking to LFCTV after Liverpool were spanked 4-0 by Manchester United, Carvalho said it wasn’t the debut he was hoping for.

“We have a winning mentality that starts in training and we want to win at any cost,” said the 19-year-old. “Today is bittersweet for me, one of my first games for Liverpool, hopefully the first of many. But no one likes to get beat – especially against United, and the way we did.”

Carvalho hit the post in the first-half with the score at 0-0. Asked about the chance after the game, Liverpool’s number 28 said he will aim to put it right on Friday.

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“I thought I was going to (score), I had the chance obviously, but it hit the post,” he said. “Next game I’m sure I’ll get a goal, that’s the mentality I have to go to the next game with.”

Reds beaten comfortably in Bangkok

Jurgen Klopp suggested Carvalho would start, and he did. But all in all, it was an afternoon to forget in the end for Liverpool as they were brushed aside by United.

Upon first viewing of teamsheet, it looked like it might be a tough start for Liverpool and so it proved. Erik ten Hag went mightily strong on his first match in charge, and The Reds weren’t able to recover.

Still, these games aren’t at all about the result, no matter how much it may hurt.

Liverpool used 32 different players throughout the 90 minutes. The only members of the travelling squad not to get on the pitch were the injured Diogo Jota, back-up ‘keepers Harvey Davies and Fabian Mrozek, as well as Sepp van den Berg and James Norris.

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Liverpool made 20 substitutions to United’s 11. Remarkable, really.

Klopp will have got a good look at a few players, and no doubt that number will be trimmed steadily over the coming weeks.

No player likes losing to such a big rival, especially with such a heavy defeat. But Liverpool have players who have been here long enough to know that in the long run, the minutes in the legs are the most important thing today.

Onto Singapore then for Liverpool, where they’ll play Palace on Friday afternoon.

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