Date: 10th March 2016 at 2:51am
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By North-west correspondent Alex Stevens

Pedro Chirivella’s new Liverpool contract is worth an initial £2.8million, Football Insider sources understand.

The club announced on Wednesday that the 18-year-old has put pen to paper on a deal to keep him at Anfield until 2020.

A Liverpool source has told Football Insider that the former Valencia man has received a bumper pay rise that lifts his salary to £12,000-a-week.

It is reward for a string of accomplished performances from Chirivella since making his first-team debut as a substitute against Bordeaux last September.

In total, the Spain Under-18 captain has made four appearances for the club this season and was outstanding in the FA Cup replay defeat to West Ham last month.

The teenager, who joined Liverpool fro the Valencia academy in the summer of 2013, follows in the footsteps of fellow young midfielder Kevin Stewart, who agreed a new contract last month.

He told the Liverpool website that the new deal is a reward for the sacrifice he made in leaving his homeland to move to Merseyside.

“It feels really good,” he explained. “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.”

In other Liverpool news, Jurgen Klopp is set to recall his big guns for the team’s Europa League showdown against Manchester United on Thursday night.