Fabio Carvalho seems to be taking to life at Hull City like a duck to water.
The 21-year-old did not enjoy the most productive spell on loan at German side RB Leipzig during the first-half of the season.
There was hope that a season’s experience in the Bundesliga would help reignite Carvalho’s Liverpool career.
However, it did not pan out that way, with the former Fulham man recalled this month with concerns around his gametime being the main motivating factor.
RB Leipzig sporing director Rouven Schröder then aimed a slight dig at the Liverpool man, claiming he was not wanting to compete for a spot in the side, saying:
“Fabio has a great character. But he realized: ‘Okay, there’s a competitor here, I have to do more!’ And we noticed that he didn’t want to face the competition.”
However, that is the opposite to what Hull City boss Liam Rosenior has been saying about the 21-year-old.
Carvalho has already managed to score his first goal for the Championship outfit.
He showed what he had to offer by rifling in a sumptuous volley to give Hull a priceless 1-0 away win against Sunderland last Friday – assisted by none other than Tyler Morton.
What did Tyler Morto say about Fabio Carvalho?
Speaking to The Athletic, the England U21 international had plenty of praise for his Liverpool teammate:
“Fab’s class to have around and, even though he’s about my age, he’s still great to learn from,” explained Morton.
“I hope the young lads here watch him and how professional he is.”
“He looks as though he’s been playing in the Premier League all season.”
“He’s hit the ground running. You can tell he’s got grit between his teeth.”
Morton himself has been in fine form for the Tigers this term, managing seven goal contributions from 22 appearances in the Championship.
It’s nice to hear that Carvalho has that ‘grit between the teeth’ and that he is still determined to impress after his Leipzig spell.
Hopefully the former Fulham man can continue to impress manager Liam Rosenior and help Hull achieve their goal of a Championship play-off spot.