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Liverpool have just found their own David Beckham

Phil Thompson has tipped youngster Fabio Carvalho to become a 'star' at Liverpool.

Liverpool legend Phil Thompson believes that new signing Fabio Carvalho will be a “star,” comparing him to David Beckham.

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The 19-year-old joined Liverpool from Fulham earlier this summer, having played a key role in the Cottagers’ promotion push last season. Carvalho has already made an impression in his short time at Liverpool, and much more is expected of him.

That’s according to Thompson, who played 450 games for the Reds during his career. The former defender and current pundit believes Carvalho has similar qualities to Beckham.

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“I’ve seen enough of him for Fulham, but what he brings and what I think Liverpool look at, as much as the goals, are the assists,” he said on the Off The Ball podcast. I believe they are significant factors that people consider. Yes, you can assist people with those, but you must have them – recall David Beckham.

“People think, ‘Oh, he picks people out,’ but he doesn’t. Carvalho is a player who puts the ball in the right area for strikers. I can assure you that he will become a celebrity. He has incredible talent and will astound everyone.”

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Carvalho appeared in 36 Championship games for Fulham last season, scoring 10 goals. He also had eight assists and scored against Manchester City in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Manager Jurgen Klopp has also predicted that the youngster will play an important role for the Reds this season. He stated ahead of the weekend match against Fulham: “He’s a great player. It’s fantastic. He’s a huge talent and a wonderful young man.

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“I’m thrilled to have him, and it’s critical for us because we rely on this age group as well. We don’t use them until they are 22, 23, or whatever.

“He is prepared in the same way that Harvey (Elliott) is prepared in his age group. That’s fantastic. We all need luck in life with injuries and other things like this, but even without it, he will be a valuable player for us.”

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