The Reds failed with their efforts to snare away Carvalho from Fulham in January but have now managed to seal a summer swoop for him for £5m plus add-ons.


Carvalho has played a key role in helping the Cottagers earn promotion to the Premier League but is now set to continue his fledgling career at the Merseyside giants.



Fulham supremo Khan has admitted that seeing a starlet of Carvalho’s calibre leaving Craven Cottage is a massive loss for the club, especially since he has been a huge part of their squad.


However, Khan stressed that the London club have taken a sensible business decision in agreeing on a deal with Liverpool for the 19-year-old’s signature.



“I really like Fabio”, Khan told The Athletic.


“He’s a player we have always rated, coming out of the academy, and we would have loved to have kept him.



“But we have made a deal that is best for the club and, since that agreement, it’s worked out wonderfully because he has been such a valuable part of the promotion.


“Marco [Silva] has done a great job with him.


“They have a great relationship and Fabio has been tremendous for us.


“He’s a huge part of the squad and it’s a massive loss but, because we have done good business, we can do good business to make sure we are strong in that position.”


Carvalho will be looking forward to kicking on with his development at Liverpool, where boss Jurgen Klopp has a good record of promoting young talents to the first team.