Pedro Chirivella signs new long-term Liverpool contract

on 09.03.2016

After making his first forays into the Liverpool first team this season, Pedro Chirivella has extended his contract with the club until 2020.

EXETER, ENGLAND - Friday, January 8, 2016: Liverpool's Pedro Chirivella in action against Exeter City during the FA Cup 3rd Round match at St. James Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Chirivella has long represented one of the most promising talents in the Liverpool academy, and this has been recognised with a promotion to the first team in 2015/16.

The Spaniard has spent the season between the senior and U21s squad, marking a big step for an 18-year-old.

With his previous contract set to expire at the end of next season, Chirivella has renewed his terms, keeping him with the club until at least 2020.

“It feels really good,” he said on signing his new deal.

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“I have worked really hard in the last year. I’m very proud to sign a new contract with one of the best teams in Europe.

“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.

“With pressure and [being] away from family, there are a lot of things that make it difficult, but now I’m pleased to be doing really well here.”

LONDON, ENGLAND - Tuesday, February 9, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp and Pedro Chirivella during the FA Cup 4th Round Replay match against West Ham United at Upton Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Chirivella made his first-team debut in September’s 1-1 draw away to Bordeaux in the Europa League, taking Kolo Toure‘s place following an injury to the Ivorian.

Five months later, the midfielder made his full debut for the club, in the Reds’ 2-1 FA Cup fourth-round replay clash with West Ham United.

Clearly having impressed Jurgen Klopp, the German has moved to keep Chirivella at the club for the long term.

This move follows a new contract for fellow academy product Kevin Stewart, who is also set to remain with the club until the end of the 2019/20 season.

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With Klopp focussing heavily on youth development in his first months as Liverpool manager, this is a promising move for the club.

Chirivella is one of the most outstanding talents in the club’s youth ranks, and is set for a bright future on Merseyside.


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  1. Clearly we rarely gave those young foreign talent major hope of breaking into the first team due to left over expensive mediocre player from BR for justifying reason mainly, so sad ?

  2. Not seen much from this kid yet so a 1st team regular spot is hopefully not on the cards!! His 1st senior game he gave the ball away a lot but hopefully that was more nervousness than anything. .but I’ve heard really good thing’s about him and he’s very young so definitely one for the future? But not sure he’s ready to make the jump yet .I like ojo I think he should get more of a start? Anyone agree or disagree. no abuse please structured disagreements only please we’re all on the same team..

    • It’s a long term contract, he doesn’t have to be ready for a first team place yet, he’ll continue in the U21’s or get some time on the first team bench for now. Klopp will give him game time pre-season but won’t rush him, any of these youngsters that Klopp wants at the club will be managed carefully, they’re in good hands…

    • Ironically, online abuse is the reason (or part of) I would say keep him from the exposure of the 1st team for a good while, maybe sporadic appearances. Look what’s happened to Ibe, he’s a shadow of the player he was in the U-21’s & at Derby. Then again, he might thrive on it, you never know.

    • He’s 18 so I doubt we’ll see many senior starts just yet, despite his obvious potential. But the future is looking exciting, with the existing talent, youth being groomed, and no doubt a few more well chosen transfers to come in next break.

  3. I have a dream that klopp turns us into a fearsome and title wining team in which academy players have a big role to play.

    By the way congratulations pedro. I can clearly understand how difficult it is to stay away from family at a young age to build a career.

  4. Congratulations Pedro Chirivella! This goes to show to the academy kids, you perform you will get a contract extension at the end of it. Next up Branno?

  5. A very promising young player. First ball always wayward – thereafter commanding and progressive with his passing.

  6. Great news, I actually rate Pedro ahead of Teixeira in some respects, deceptively lightweight he’s tougher than he looks and has real class, chuffed for the lad…

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