Former Liverpool midfielder Pedro Chirivella has mentioned he has no regrets about leaving the club, regardless of being supplied a brand new contract by the Reds. The 24-yr-previous left for Nantes in 2002, the place he has been a daily for the French facet, beginning all however one among the club’s league video games in Ligue 1 this season. Chirivella joined Liverpool’s academy in 2013, alongside fellow Spaniard Sergi Canos, and went on to make 11 appearances for the first crew. However, after enduring issues along with his mortgage deal at Spanish facet Extremadura and being deemed ineligible when enjoying for the Reds in the League Cup in 2019, Chirivella took the decision to leave the club searching for extra common recreation time. ANALYSIS: Thiago Alcantara fact emerges after Arsenal mistake as Diogo Jota proves Roberto Firmino level READ MORE: Jurgen Klopp makes Takumi Minamino promise after main place admission at Liverpool “Liverpool supplied to prolong my contract, however my final two years had been sportingly sophisticated,” he advised French outlet SoFoot . “I used to be good once I performed, however I did not play sufficient for my style and I did not need to be loaned anymore. I needed change. When Nantes got here, Christian Gourcuff spoke to me. He gave me loads of confidence. “When I spoke to [Jurgen] Klopp about this chance, he advised me to go for it; that Ligue 1 had nice potential for the future. “These phrases stayed in my head, I made that selection and right this moment, I completely do not regret it.” Though the midfielder nonetheless has loads of constructive issues to say about the Reds, together with reward for ex-boss Brendan Rodgers, who spoke “good Spanish”. Chrivella revealed that his and Canos’ households used to meet up to eat paella collectively on Sundays – and the Spanish affect at the club did not finish there. Alongside Jose Enrique and Alberto Moreno, Klopp noticed Chirivella enjoying fashionable Spanish sport padel throughout one worldwide break and, after watching them, had a courtroom put in at Melwood.
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The Nantes midfielder spoke brazenly about the adjustments the Liverpool squad felt as soon as the German coach arrived at the club in 2015 – and admits the Reds gave him reminiscences for all times. “I bear in mind he arrived in every week of worldwide break. Suddenly, we had been solely a small group to begin their bodily preparation,” Chirivella mentioned. “From the first day, he put a loopy depth in the exercises. Everyone was in ache, we had been charred in the locker room at the finish of the session as a result of they had been longer and extra intense. “It went on for 2 or three weeks after which it acquired higher and higher.” He continued: “Playing at Anfield is indescribable. In the finish, I did not have the alternative to play there rather a lot, however I nonetheless had some loopy matches. “The 5-5 towards Arsenal in the FA Cup with the victory on penalties, the victory towards Everton in the subsequent spherical … I’ll inform my youngsters all about this, for positive.”