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Klopp believes in 'very important' Fabio Carvalho.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he is happy to have 'very important' Fabio Carvalho in his team.

The 19-year-old winger, Carvalho, completed his move from Fulham to Liverpool on the 1st of July [on a five-year contract] after the Merseyside club initially missed out on the winger on the transfer deadline day in January.

Carvalho scored 11 goals in 38 appearances for Marco Silva's Fulham side last season, hitting the net in The Cottages' 4-1 FA Cup defeat to Manchester City in February.

Speaking to the media ahead of Liverpool's opener against Fulham on Saturday, Klopp said: "Fabio Carvalho is a massive talent, really great kid, really happy to have him.

"He's very important for us because we count on this age group now, not waiting until they are 22, 23, and then we use them. He is ready like Harvey [Elliott] is ready. He will be a really important player for us."

When quizzed on his thoughts on Diogo Jota's new contract, the German replied: "I will be very excited when I have him back in my squad. He's a top player, great commitment for the club. He's not even close to his limit, so much more to come. He's a very smart person and player.

"He has delivered already, can improve a lot and I'm really excited about that. It's a win win situation. It's good having him around because he is quite a good character and he knows what to do to be successful in different areas."

On how the World Cup will affect the new season, the Reds boss explained: "The problem is the players who play the World Cup and it's just not okay but it was decided a long time ago for everybody says the right reasons and that's it. If you go to the final, or reach the semi-final then you are quite busy and then the rest starts a week later.

"I was not angry at all before I came in but when we start talking about I get angry. My problem is as much as everyone knows it's not right, nobody talks often enough about it so it will be changed. Something has to change. We should talk about it properly and say FIFA, UEFA, Premier League, FA, stop, and start talking to each other.

"The most important part of the game is the players. Everyone has their own interest and that doesn't make it easier and this World Cup happens in the wrong moment for the wrong reason but everything is fine."

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