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Fabio Carvalho scored the winner in the 98th minute against Newcastle (Picture: Getty)

Fabio Carvalho has thanked Liverpool supporters for leading their side to victory against Newcastle on Wednesday night.

In a dramatic game at Anfield, the Reds defeated the Magpies 2-1, with Carvalho scoring the winner in eight minutes of added time.

£60m new signing Alexander Isak opened the scoring on his Newcastle debut before Roberto Firmino equalized in the second half in a time-wasting game by the visiting side, ultimately failing to score when Carvalho came from a corner with more or less shot home last kick of the game.

“I was in exactly the right area and it felt lucky for me,” the attacking midfielder told BT Sport after the game.

‘Look at that! What else do you expect from these fans? They just kept us going. It’s just incredible to be here.

“To be fair, it’s in our DNA to just keep going and we showed that today through the fans – they’ve helped us so much. I want to say a big thank you to them because without them this would not be possible.

“But we stuck to the game plan, kept going, kept pushing and finally got the goal and the three points we deserved.

“Hopefully we can build on that. We’ve definitely built on the result of the other day and hopefully there will be many more to come. We just have to keep going, keep working and then there will be more wins.”

Carvalho, who celebrated his 20th birthday on Tuesday, signed for a £5million transfer from Fulham to Liverpool in the summer and scored his first goal for the club in last Saturday’s record which equaled a 9-0 win over Bournemouth.

Jurgen Klopp was full of praise for his player after the game, saying: “He [Carvalho] has now scored twice in the last two games. birthday yesterday So it’s probably a better week.

“He’s an outstanding player, a wonderful talent, already very mature in many departments. So I’m very happy for him.”

The win moves Liverpool fifth in the table after five games but still seven points behind leaders Arsenal, who maintained their 100 per cent start to the season by beating Aston Villa.

The Reds’ next game is a trip to local rivals Everton on Saturday for the latest installment of the Merseyside derby.

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