The former Fulham player was close to joining Liverpool in January but the deal fell through on deadline day as both parties were unable to get the documents finalised in time.
Liverpool eventually did get their man as they announced his signing after the end of the 21/22 season. Carvalho cost the Anfield club a reported fee of £5 million plus £2.7 million in performance related add ons.
The 19-year-old was a vital part of Marco Silva’s Fulham side who the Championship last season, in total he scored 10 goals and chipped in with eight assists in 36 appearances in the second tier of English football.
Jurgen Klopp gave Carvalho his Liverpool debut in the 3-1 FA Community Shield win over Manchester City. In the Premier League, Carvalho made two late substitute appearances in the club’s first two games against Fulham and Crystal Palace.
Despite the limited opportunities, the Portuguese youngster is enjoying life as a Liverpool player, however, he is not happy with being called Bruno Mars by his teammates.
He told Liverpool’s official website: “We had a few days where we went for food at the restaurant and then there was the initiation with the songs for the new lads which brought us closer, especially for me as I had to sing and so the lads were just laughing and joking.”
Carvalho added: “Things like that just bring the group together, even the young players who came with us as well. It just brings everyone closer.
“When I first came my nickname from the lads was Bruno Mars, which I’ve now said no to! So to stick to that little joke, though, I sang Bruno Mars’ The Lazy Song. It was alright!”
Next up for Liverpool is a huge clash against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Monday night.
Both teams are yet to taste victory in the league this season, United are yet to win a point.
Last season, Liverpool blew United away as they came away 5-0 winners. Reds midfielder Fabinho, who watched from home as he recovered from injury, recalled that famous match.
He said: “I remember the last away game against United, I was watching at home and sometimes I was shouting at the TV.
“To be honest, I wanted the team to attack more to try and score more goals because we had one more player in that moment, but it was the moment where the team tried to control more of the game and to stabilise the ball.”
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