The spotlight fixes on promising midfielder Pedro Chirivella in the latest edition of our weekly Meet the Academy feature, which seeks to shed further light on the aspiring talents developing their potential at the club's Kirkby youth base.

A gifted Spaniard, the 17-year-old is equally adept in patrolling watchfully in front of the defence as moving forward gracefully to thread passes into his teammates - as observed in the U19s' UEFA Youth League win just last Wednesday.

In our exclusive Q&A below, Chirivella picks a World Cup fixture from 2010 as the best match he has ever seen, follows many of his peers in highlighting the ability of Ryan Kent and sums up Liverpool in one word...

Date of birth

May 23, 1997

Place of birth

Valencia, Spain



First team you played for?


When did you join Liverpool?

July 2013

Who was your idol growing up?

Zinedine Zidane

Who did you support growing up?

Valencia and Real Madrid

Favourite sport other than football?


Favourite subject at school?

Physical Education

If you were not a footballer, what job would you like to do?


Person you'd like to meet?

Zinedine Zidane

Favourite food?


Favourite holiday destination?


Which Liverpool player do you most admire?

Steven Gerrard

Who is the most skilful player at your level?

Ryan Kent

Best football match you've ever seen?

Spain against Germany at the 2010 World Cup

What has been the highlight of your Liverpool career so far?

Playing at Anfield

Describe Liverpool in one word...


Ultimate dream in football?

To win the Champions League and World Cup