Carvalho brands Liverpool debut 'bittersweet' with 4-0 Man United loss

Fabio Carvalho brands his Liverpool debut ‘bittersweet’ after losing 4-0 to rivals Manchester United – despite his own lively display that saw him hit the post in the first half in Bangkok

  • Fabio Carvalho’s first Liverpool start ended in a big defeat by Manchester United
  • But Carvalho himself impressed and nearly scored in the first half of the match
  • Attention now turns to Liverpool’s next match v Crystal Palace in Singapore 

Fabio Carvalho admitted his Liverpool debut was ‘bittersweet’ after making his Reds bow in Bangkok in the surprise 4-0 defeat by fierce rivals Manchester United.

The 19-year-old, a summer addition from Fulham, started the game and hit the post for Jurgen Klopp’s men in their first friendly of the pre-season schedule.

But United, who named a stronger side, made their superiority pay off and goals from Jadon Sancho, Fred, Anthony Martial and Facundo Pellestri recorded a promising victory for new boss Erik ten Hag.

Fabio Carvalho admitted making his Liverpool debut was ‘bittersweet’ as it ended in defeat

Liverpool lost 4-0 against Manchester United but the 19-year-old nearly scored in the first half

Speaking after the match to Liverpool’s television channel, Carvalho assured fans they will hit back soon.

‘We have a winning mentality that starts in training and we want to win at any cost,’ he said. ‘Today is bittersweet for me as it’s not nice to get beat, especially in the way we did against United. 

‘We’ll make sure we correct our mistakes and put it right in the next game. Next game I’m sure I’ll score, that’s the mentality you’ve got to have.’

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.’

Carvalho and Liverpool return to action on Friday against Premier League rivals Crystal Palace

Carvalho thanked his Liverpool team-mates for helping him settle after moving from Fulham

Carvalho and Liverpool have a chance to make amends on Friday when they meet another Premier League opponent, Crystal Palace, in Singapore.

It will be another chance for the Portuguese youngster to impress as he looks to cement a place in the first-team setup under Klopp.

Carvalho is one of three summer signings for Liverpool, alongside Darwin Nunez from Benfica and defender Calvin Ramsey from Aberdeen. 

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