By Scott Taylor
Pedro Chirivella is set to join Eredivisie side Go Ahead Eagles on a short-term loan deal until the end of the season.
Chirivella, 19, has been training with the first-team at Melwood in recent weeks, but has yet to significantly establish himself in Jurgen Klopp’s midfield.
The Liverpool manager is a huge admirer of the Spanish youngster, but feels that he needs game time in order to further his development and is set to move to the Netherlands.
Chirivella joined the Reds from La Liga side Valencia in July 2013 for a tribunal fee believed to be in the region of £2m, captaining the U17s to a Milk Cup triumph in his first month on Merseyside.
After making his U18s debut in 2013/14, and after making 17 appearances under Steve Cooper, he was promoted to the then U21s under Alex Inglethorpe.
The Spaniard has made six appearances for the U23s in their Premier League 2 campaign this season, picking up three assists.
Although he is yet to feature for the first-team this season, the midfielder made his debut in September 2015 when he came on as a substitute in the Europa League at Bordeaux.
He then made his first start in January 2016 in Liverpool’s FA Cup victory over League Two side Exeter with his Premier League bow coming just five months later.
The defensive midfielder was rewarded with a new contract in March 2016, and it is looking likely that he will experience his first taste of consistent first-team football.
The Go Ahead Eagles are currently bottom of the Eredivisie with just three wins from 17 league games this season, but are only two points from safety.
Hans de Koning’s side have won just one of their last 10 games, but that victory came against table-toppers Feyenoord, their one and only defeat this season.
Chirivella will feature in the same league as fellow Liverpool team-mate Taiwo Awoniyi, who is currently on a loan spell at NCE Nijmegen.