A number of Liverpool fans took to social media after Tuesday’s 1-0 win over Shrewsbury Town to lavish praise on Spanish midfielder Pedro Chirivella.
The 22-year-old was handed his sixth first-team appearance of the 2019/20 campaign with the club’s senior squad on the Premier League’s first-ever winter break.
First-team boss Jurgen Klopp was not present whilst 22 senior players were unavailable, but the Reds progressed to the fifth round of the FA Cup courtesy of a 1-0 win.
Chirivella played the full 90 minutes for the European champions, and a whole host of Liverpool fans were delighted with what they saw from the Spaniard.
Great performance tonight, Pedro!
— LFC 360 (@LFC_360) February 4, 2020
Incredible again Pedro!!
— Jay (@Jay82_LFC) February 4, 2020
Another class performance
— Amy (@AmyLFC11) February 4, 2020
Superb performance Pedro – old head on young shoulders
— Jim Yeoman (@jimyeoman) February 4, 2020
He played like Fab what a player
— 🇬🇭 BIG MUR 🇬🇭 (@bigmur5) February 5, 2020
Watching a Pedro Chirivella masterclass on an Arabic stream, no better way to spend your Tuesday night
— MB (@MrBoywunder) February 4, 2020
Meanwhile, a lot of the supporters have called on their club to hand the former Valencia youngster a new contract as soon as possible.
Indeed, Chirivella, who has only made one Premier League appearance for the Reds, will see his current deal at Anfield expire this summer.
Get that contract out @LFC
— (@Ftbl_H_) February 4, 2020
Time to Sign New 5 Year deal at LFC mate
I’m 100 percent sure you will make it at our 1st team Soon just Sign it bro
— Dorre Firin (@AbuSufian45) February 4, 2020
Stay at the club broooo❤️ sign a new contract
— George (@SeventySixRole) February 4, 2020
Another fan branded the Spaniard the “new Xabi Alonso”, although it remains to be seen whether he does indeed stay at Anfield.
Last month, Sky Sports News claimed that the Reds were still considering handing Chirivella a new deal but there has been no update since.
New Xabi Alonso
— Zoran (@d7Omaldo) February 4, 2020