Good news for Liverpool fans, the club has just confirmed that midfielder Pedro Chirivella will stay in the club. The 18-year-old midfielder has agreed to sign a new contract with Liverpool. The new contract will keep the young midfielder at Liverpool until 2020.
“When Liverpool wanted me to sign here, I had no doubt about it. But when I came here, I needed to perform really well because the club trusted me and I had to give them a reason why,” Chrivella said, via the Liverpool FC.
Chirivella joined the Liverpool’s Academy from Spanish side Valencia in the summer of 2013, where he made four appearances including a maiden start at West Ham United and the campaign against Bordeaux.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has shown strong commitment to Liverpool’s youth academy by handling the defensive midfielder position to the young Chirivella, making it his first start against West Ham United in the English FA Cup.
In 2014, Chirivella signed his first professional deal with the Merseyriders, where he becomes an integral part of Merseyriders’s Under-21 squad. Chirivella wasted no time in the pitch and made impressive performance for the Under 21s.
That performance earned him a shot to be included in Liverpool’s Europa League squad for their group stage match against Bordeaux in September. At Liverpool, he managed to rack up three more appearances for the club and has displayed impressive moves in the ground.
The announcement of the teenage midfielder’s new contract comes the day before Liverpool’s match with Manchester in the Europa League.
Klopp has anticipated the difficulty and challenges of the game against Manchester United, where he described it as “the Mother of all games.”
“Games like this are the mother of all football games. What can I say? All the world is excited about this game and this chance,” Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp said, via the Mirror.
“It’s big. I don’t have to compare games,” Klopp added, via the DailyStar.
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