Liverpool and their supporters had a delightful experience in Amsterdam on Wednesday. Jurgen Klopp’s side picked up a dominant 3-0 win over AFC Ajax in the Champions League to confirm a place for themselves in the knockout rounds.
It wasn’t exactly a stroll in the park for the Reds. They had it really difficult in the first half and were pushed back quite often in the first half-hour of the game.
Klopp’s men rode their luck and got the lead towards the end of the first half through Mo Salah. Darwin Nunez and Harvey Elliott also got into the score sheet in the first 7 minutes of the second half.
That basically wrapped up the game, with the Eredivisie giants being unable to make any sort of a comeback. The supporters in the stands had a great time on their trip to the famous Netherlands city.
The Liverpool fans were quite loud in the stands as they aimed to oust the home supporters and motivate the players on the pitch. They belted out chants and just ended up having a ton of fun to cap off an entertaining night in Amsterdam.
One of the players who got a new chant for himself in the game was young winger Fabio Carvalho.
The Portuguese youngster did not start against Ajax and only came on later in the second half when the game was basically wrapped up.
But that didn’t stop the supporters from ringing out a rather simple, but brilliant chant for him. The chant just goes something like this: ‘Fábio Carvalho, Fábio Fantastico..’
The fans debuted the chant after he was brought on, something which must’ve delighted Carvalho.
However, this isn’t exactly the first time Liverpool fans have used this tune and specific chant for one of their players.
The last time they used this kind of chant was for a player who didn’t really work out at Anfield. It was for Mario Balotelli. The Italian striker spent just one season at Liverpool, in which he only scored 1 goal in 16 Premier League appearances.
When he joined the club in 2014 from AC Milan, the Liverpool supporters also debuted a similar chant. It’s almost word-for-word the same with the Carvalho chant, as it goes something like this: “Mario fantastico, Mario magnifico, ole ole, ole ole.”
Liverpool fans will have to hope that they haven’t jinxed Carvalho’s stint like what happened with Balotelli during his poor stint at Anfield. In his defense, the 20-year-old Portuguese star still has a long way to go in his career.
He only joined the Reds earlier this year and has scored 2 goals in 10 Premier League games so far this season. Carvalho has operated well in a left-wing role and looks to be a solid long-term alternative to Luis Diaz.
The 20-year-old also seems to be a big fan-favorite at Anfield and will get a lot of support from the fans that can motivate him to tap into his best form in the near future.