Liverpool have offered midfielder Pedro Chirivella a new five-year contract, according to Goal‘s Neil Jones. The reliable journalist claims that the Reds are hopeful the Spaniard will agree to sign a new deal, although the player has yet to make up his mind.
The 22-year-old, who will turn 23 next week, has impressed manager Jurgen Klopp and his coaching staff with his attitude and his performances in domestic cup competitions this season.
However, fans on Twitter are not sure Chirivella should stay at Anfield:
Just to bump his transfer up sell him for £20m
— Craig Fisher (@1CraigFisher) May 17, 2020
He's not gonna get much game time
— Duke of Anfield (@AnfieldDuke) May 17, 2020
Oh come on, a couple of decent performances in the fa cup doesn’t warrant a 5 yr contract extension.. have we learnt nothing after giving origi one last summer ?
— Scott Easton (@Scottea29426991) May 17, 2020
Let the kid go. Unless there's an ulterior motive.
— Lionel Sheja (@lion_l17) May 17, 2020
If Klopp wants him it's not much of a decision to make.
— jim costello (@jimcostello6) May 17, 2020
I think he should leave to be honest. I can understand the club wanting to keep him but at 23 playing in the youth games and the odd cup games isn’t enough. He’s too good not to play games every week.
— Tom (@tomfurlong_) May 17, 2020
To be honest I believe he's off to Nantes, and rightly so. Good lad but wont make the cut at Liverpool any time soon.
— Michael Smedegaard 🇩🇰 (@_Smedegaard) May 17, 2020
#LFC @LFC He needs to move on so he can settle and play week in week out!!He’s 23 and doesn’t need any more loan spells!! Especially when the Club are offering a new contract to Lallana where does Pedro fit in? On the bench watching a broken Lallana getting minutes ahead of him🤦🏽♂️
— Mark (@Marklfc10Mark) May 17, 2020
Nantes and Rangers are both reportedly interested in the midfielder, with Gers boss Steven Gerrard said to be especially keen to sign him.
Chirivella may look to leave on a free transfer in order to get more first-team football elsewhere but Liverpool have now made their stance clear. It is now up to the player to make a decision before his contract expires at the end of June.