Pedro Chirivella has credited the management of Jürgen Klopp with supplying him with the confidence to make the step up to Liverpool’s senior side last season.

The 19-year-old notched five first-team appearances for the Reds in 2015-16, including his first Premier League start in a clash with Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on May 1.

“The truth is from day one he has given me a lot of confidence," said Chirivella of his relationship with Klopp.

"I train with him and I’ve played five games with the first team. He talks a lot with me, what needs to be improved, and is very supportive.

“He says that I have to improve without the ball, and then I have everything, but he is happy. He wants me to press without the ball even more.”

Chirivella added: “He has a special charisma. He is an idol for the fans by the way he lives football, his passion. Since he has arrived he has helped us a lot.

“He has made us a very strong group, even in the dressing room and he fits very well with the players and has taken us to two finals in seven months."

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