Watch: Liverpool’s Fabio Carvalho destroys opponent with cute header

Fabio Carvalho of Liverpool seen in action during the preseason match between Manchester United against Liverpool at Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok, July 2022.

Fabio Carvalho has wasted no time in impressing his new Liverpool team-mates with an exciting cameo during their pre-season victory over RB Leipzig on Thursday – and one piece of composed skill encapsulated his fine performance.

Carvalho joined the Reds from Fulham in a £5million deal and was part of Jurgen Klopp’s squad on their pre-season tour of Asia.

And the 19-year-old started the game against Liverpool and hit the post for Klopp’s men in an impressive display despite their 4-0 defeat.

After the defeat against United, Carvalho took a moment to thank his new team-mates for helping him settle quickly, saying: “Everyone has been fantastic to me which I’m so grateful for. It sounds cliche but it feels like one big family.”

While the competition for first-team places at Liverpool is fierce, and nobody would expect Carvalho to start Liverpool’s Premier League opener against Fulham on August 6, the forward caught the eye during the Reds’ 5-0 victory over Leipzig.

Appearing as a 60th-minute replacement for Luis Diaz, Carvalho was instantly a threat playing on the left flank with his pace and direct style, which led to him assisting the fifth goal for Darwin Nunez in injury-time.

But it was a moment from earlier in the build-up to Liverpool’s fifth goal, rahter than the final pass, that caught the eye.

After collecting the loose ball in the midfield, the teenager took his opponent out of the game with a cushioned header before racing forward and laying the ball off for Nunez to complete the scoring.

Despite Carvalho’s performance, Klopp reserved the greatest praise for four-goal hero Nunez afterwards and told reporters: “We always think that if you pay a lot of money then the players feel no pressure or whatever.

“They are all completely normal human beings and the first touch is not perfect then all of a sudden… This generation of players read social media, which is really not smart, but they do.

“All of a sudden you get in a rush and these kinds of things. That’s the best way obviously to stop all these discussions. He’s a different striker to what we have or what we had, but he’s a really good one.”

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