"Perfect environment" - Jurgen Klopp on Fabio Carvalho joining Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp has praised Liverpool's newest signing Fabio Carvalho.

Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com, as quoted by Anfield Watch's Twitter account, the Reds boss praised the 19-year-old attacking midfielder, but said that everyone needs to be patient with his development.

“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," said Klopp.

“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."

Anfield Watch Verdict

Carvalho had a very impressive season with Fulham in the Championship last campaign. He helped them gain promotion to the Premier League.

The 19-year-old scored 11 goals and grabbed eight assists for Marco Silva's side.

Liverpool were close to signing the Portuguese forward back in January, but the deal fell through because the Reds didn't submit the paperwork in time.

Luckily, Carvalho was set on joining Liverpool and working under Jurgen Klopp.

Even though the Reds technically got Carvalho for free, they still had to pay Fulham £7.7 million in compensation for developing him.

With Divock Origi, Takumi Minamino and Sadio Mane all leaving Anfield this summer, there is a spot in the squad for someone to step up and it looks like Carvalho could be that player.

Klopp also likes to give youth players a fair chance, so I expect to see a lot of him next season.

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