Fabio Carvalho addresses Liverpool future as Hull City loan stint ends in heartbreak

Fabio Carvalho poses for pictures with supporters at Home Park -Credit:James Marsh/REX/Shutterstock
Fabio Carvalho poses for pictures with supporters at Home Park -Credit:James Marsh/REX/Shutterstock

Fabio Carvalho says he will return to Liverpool with the aim of breaking into the first team at Anfield as he eyes a fresh start under a new manager, following Jurgen Klopp's imminent exit.

Klopp will leave Anfield after nine years this summer and it's expected Feyenoord chief Arne Slot will come in as the German's replacement. And Carvalho, who scored nine goals in 20 games for City during an impressive loan spell, hopes to catch the eye of the Dutchman.

Carvalho's season ended in disappointment at Plymouth on Saturday with a 1-0 defeat bringing the curtain down on City's campaign which saw them miss out on a place inside the Championship's top six. But the revival of the 21-year-old after a tough spell in German football with RB Leipzig will see him return to Merseyside reinvigorated.

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“I’m flattered but we’ll see what happens," the former Fulham ace said. "Whatever happens in the future, I’ll leave it to God. The way I see it, it’s a fresh start. Not just for me, but obviously whoever comes in. It’ll be a fresh start for me, and for the likes of Tyler as well. We’ve just got to take the chances that come. Really grasp it and take it with both hands."

The Portuguese ace joined fellow Liverpool youngster Tyler Morton at the MKM Stadium with the pair unsure what the future will hold for them personally, though they'll hope to catch the eye of the new manager during pre-season. But Carvalho hasn't ruled out another move next season, depending on how the land lies with the Reds.

“Yeah, Tyler and I have spoken," he said. "Especially after the news came out about Jurgen. We just spoke about what could potentially change at the club. Ultimately, it’s a fresh start for both of us. We’ll just go back there with nothing to lose and everything to gain.

“Obviously I want to break into the Liverpool first-team squad, into the starting XI as well. I’m going to see how pre-season turns out and then we’ll make a decision [on my future] after that.”