The case of Pedro Chirivella is a curious one.
Despite being 22 years of age, he has made just nine appearances for the Reds’ first team, with him instead having spent large amounts of time on loan during the last few seasons. However, he will go down in history as having captained Liverpool – he did so against Aston Villa in the League Cup in December – and he also started the Anfield outfit’s match against Everton in the FA Cup earlier this month.
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It was back to reality for the midfielder on Monday as the Reds easily dispatched Southampton 5-0 in the Premier League 2, and many fans were delighted with his display.
His pass for Harvey Elliott’s strike attracted lots of praise from the supporters.
Amazing pass from Chirivella to Harvey Elliot.Chirivella is a beast! He might leave us for free like Suso n Luis Alberto did.. He is quality.. Klopp shd be keeping a close eye on him.. #LFCU23s pic.twitter.com/n6L4dn6nrc
— Syde A Attrakta (@attrakta) January 14, 2020
Take nothing away from the goal but 😍 what a wonderful pass from chirivella. I JUST LOVE WATCHING THIS KID OMG 👏👏😍😍😍😚😚😚 https://t.co/InoBOSUmU3
— Roscoe Smith (@RoscoeS51648167) January 13, 2020
Another Alonso-esque pass by Pedro Chirivella, great strength, movement and finish by Harvey Elliott. #LFC
— The Kopinion (@The_Kopinion) January 13, 2020
It was a fantastic assist, and it shows the quality that Chirivella has at his disposal.
Chirivella 👀 “Like a man possessed” pic.twitter.com/MthBz9ri2y
— KierownikWodopoju (@BoyBetterKnown_) January 13, 2020
There was another clip doing the rounds, which showed the Spaniard winning a tackle in midfield, and many were impressed by his desire and dedication.
Shades of Robbo against City there.
— Helena (@Helsbellss) January 13, 2020
Could be the next Origi in how the legend rekindled his Anfield career
— General (@SilverDeGeneral) January 14, 2020
Looks like prime Robertson
— J3 (@J3PUS) January 13, 2020
The winning mentality at Liverpool does seem to be infectious at the moment. That is what can happen when you are on your way to a first league title in 30 years.
Chirivella, of course, has less than six months left on his contract. After seeing his latest showing, there are calls for him to be given a new deal.
Deserves a new contract imo, will be interesting to see how he develops over the coming years be it at Liverpool or not.
— Jack Hancock (@JackHancock22) January 13, 2020
Get that chirivella a new contract https://t.co/dnIxOoXL6K
— J (@jamiedr997) January 13, 2020
Recent reports have suggested that a fresh agreeement could be on the cards, so these supporters may get their wish.
In other news, this Liverpool man impresses against Tottenham.