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Roberto Firmino reveals he was ‘impressed’ with new Liverpool star Fabio Carvalho before joining this summer after seeing him bring Fulham back into the Premier League last season
- Roberto Firmino is impressed by new Liverpool star Fabio Carvalho
- The Brazilian revealed he saw the midfielder play in the Championship
- Carvalho has played in every Premier League game this season and has scored twice
Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino praised team-mate Fabio Carvalho after admitting he watched the midfielder during his time at Fulham.
The Portuguese youngster made his name at Craven Cottage in the Championship when he helped Fulham win the league last season before moving to Liverpool.
During the campaign, Carvalho caught the eye of the Reds, including Firmino, when he scored 10 goals and assisted eight more in his 36 league appearances.
Roberto Firmino (right) watched team-mate Fabio Carvalho (right) when he was at Fulham
Carvalho played for Fulham in their Championship-winning campaign last season
Speaking to ELEVEN, Firmino revealed how impressed he has been with the 20-year-old and how he has fitted into the squad. He said: ‘He’s a great player. I must confess that I had seen some of his matches before he came to Liverpool, so I was already impressed with the way he played.
“He’s a star, he’s a great player and now he’s a really good friend too. We are happy to have him here at Liverpool and I know he will help us a lot, with assists, goals and also his character on the pitch.”
Carvalho is already a fixture at Jurgen Klopp, having played six times in the Premier League, scoring twice.
Carvalho has done well for Liverpool as he played and scored twice in six league games
He grabbed his first goal for the club during Bournemouth’s 9-0 thrashing with a beautiful volley before scoring his second goal against Newcastle, which proved to be a dramatic 98th-minute winner for the Reds.
Firmino has also personally enjoyed a good start to the season, despite Liverpool’s general difficulties. He played against Bournemouth and helped his stats to three goals and three assists in his five Premier League appearances this season.
Liverpool, however, had a difficult start to the season as they have won just two games in the competition, leaving them seventh and six points behind league-leaders Arsenal.