By Scott Taylor
Pedro Chirivella has signed a new long-term contract at Liverpool, which will keep him at the club until the summer of 2020. The Spaniard, 18, signed from Valencia in 2013 and has broke through into the first team this season, making his debut in the Europa League game Bordeaux in September. After impressing manager Jurgen Klopp, the defensive midfielder has been rewarded with a new contract after making four first-team appearances this season.
Chirivella has also featured in the FA Cup for the Reds this season. He came off the bench in both ties against League Two Exeter City before making his first start for Liverpool in their 2-1 defeat to West Ham in the fourth-round replay at Upton Park.
Since arriving from La Liga side Valencia in 2013, Chirivella has progressed through the ranks from the U18s up until the first team. He has overall made 23 appearances for Michael Beale’s U21s side as well as featuring in the FA Youth Cup for Neil Critchley’s U18s. The Spanish midfielder has also featured in the UEFA Youth League, playing against sides such as Real Madrid and Basel.
Chirivella is a spain youth international, last featuring for the U17s after making his debut in 2013. He has since played nine times, scoring twice. The midfielder has impressed manager Jurgen Klopp and is the latest youngster to sign a new contract, after Cameron Brannagan and Brad Smith put pen-on-paper in recent months.