By Will Butcher
Liverpool teenager Pedro Chirivella has joined Dutch outfit Go Ahead Eagles for the rest of the season, it was confirmed on Friday.
The 19-year-old midfielder has been on the fringes of Jurgen Klopp’s squad this season, and will now link up with the bottom-placed Eredivisie side, who are looking to avoid relegation.
Liverpool’s official website confirmed that the Spanish teenager will move on loan until the end of the season after he struggled to break his way into the first team in the opening half of the campaign.
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Liverpool’s number 68 signed for the Merseyside giants from La Liga outfit Valencia back in 2013 and it is said manager Klopp is a fan of the teenager.
After signing a new contract in March that saw him extend his deal until June 2017, the midfielder will be hoping he can prove to Klopp that he deserves a new contract with the Reds.
Since making his debut in the Europa League against Ligue 1 outfit Bordeaux, the nine-time Spain Under-17’s international has gone on to make five first-team appearances for Liverpool.
Football Insider verdict:
Allowing Chirivella to join the Dutch outfit on loan could prove beneficial to all three parties. Liverpool will see their young star gain regular first-team football, and that experience could see him hone his abilities into becoming a more rounded footballer. Go Ahead Eagles are desperate for a spark in their fight against relegation, and the creativity and ability while in possession that the youngster can provide could be the difference between them staying in the top flight of Dutch football. Chirivella would also gain an advantage from the move as he looks to prove to Klopp or other interested clubs that he is ready for first-team action as his contract winds down.
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