Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has developed several young players into stars in recent years, and since his arrival at Liverpool many academy players have enjoyed some playing time in the senior team.
One of them is highly rated Spanish midfielder Pedro Chirivella, who has made 5 appearances for Liverpool this season, since his debut against Bordeaux in the Europa League.
Chirivella has been speaking to Spanish website Las Provincias, and was asked about the impact Klopp has made at the club, to which he replied: “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 locker room. He goes very well with the players and has taken us to two finals in seven months.”
The 19-year-old also revealed how the German manager has helped him on a personal level, and that he has been very supportive.
He added: “The truth is that from day one he has given me a lot of confidence. 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, who is primarily a defensive midfielder, also says Anfield is a special stadium, and everyone at the club are like a close family.
“Anfield is spectacular. It is the best stadium. We were trailing 0-2 against Borussia Dortmund, and went on to win 4-3. I think that can happen only at Anfield.
“My father came to Anfield to watch the match against Borussia Dortmund and came home shaking his head after what had happened. It was incredible.
“Everyone at the club are familiar with each other. All workers are first and foremost fans of Liverpool.”