Fabio Carvalho makes interesting Jurgen Klopp admission following Liverpool loan exit
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp (centre left) gives instructions to Liverpool's Portuguese midfielder Fabio Carvalho (C) before bringing him on as a substitute during the English Premier League football match between Bournemouth and Liverpool at the Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth, southern England on March 11, 2023. (Photo by Steve Bardens / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by STEVE BARDENS/AFP via Getty Images)

Fabio Carvalho has revealed that he and Jurgen Klopp had not spoken much before the youngster left Liverpool on loan last month.

The 20-year-old will spend the upcoming season at RB Leipzig, where he will seek regular game time after being largely frustrated at Anfield last season, when he played just eight minutes in the Premier League following the World Cup break (Transfermarkt).

According to The Athletic, the player stated that the manager did not give him any advice prior to leaving for Germany, but he did not see this as a negative.

“I don’t really speak to him, so he didn’t give me any advice,” Carvalho said of Klopp. I’ll have to learn as I go, which I don’t think is a bad thing. “I think that’s better for me to mature as a person and as a player.”

It’s surprising to hear Carvalho say he doesn’t speak much with Klopp, because you’d think that even if they’re not a regular starter, players would be in regular contact with their manager.

Despite rarely appearing last season and discussions about a possible loan exit in January, the youngster’s application on the training ground did not waver, for which his manager publicly praised him (The Athletic).

His move to Leipzig provides him with the opportunity to hear a new voice in Marco Rose, who will hopefully provide the 20-year-old with the game-time he has been lacking at Liverpool, allowing the attacker to develop as a senior player.

Despite the fact that Carvalho had fallen to the outskirts at Anfield, it was telling that the Reds didn’t want to lose him permanently amid interest in a full transfer last month, implying that they see him as a valuable long-term presence.

Moving to Germany has pushed the youngster out of his comfort zone, and he should return to Merseyside next year better for the experience and ready to make an impact at his parent club.



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