Some say that loyalty in football is a dying art, however, they would be wrong if they were to hear what one Liverpool has recently admitted in an interview.
Pedro Chirivella may not be a well-known name outside Anfield (or even at the club for that matter), but it appears he remains extremely loyal to Jurgen Klopp.
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Speaking in an interview with Spanish newspaper AS (via Sport Witness), the 21-year-old revealed that he had the chance to join Rosenborg, however, he told his manager that he would remain on the books of the Premier League outfit and subsequently went on loan to Extremadura.
“I rejected an offer from Rosenborg, who wanted to sign me for almost 4million (£3.4m) and I told Klopp that I wouldn’t leave,” he said.
It seems strange that Chirivella decided against the idea of leaving Liverpool permanently when he had the chance, as he has hardly had an opportunity to make an impact at Anfield.
Brendan Rodgers had given him a couple of appearances, whilst Klopp gave him game-time in his first season in charge, however, he has since gone out on loan to the likes of Go Ahead Eagles and Willem II before his current spell at Extremadura.
The 21-year-old still has a year left on his deal with the Premier League outfit, so it may well be that he feels he wants to have one last go at trying to make an impression in pre-season before maybe considering his options.
Whilst his comments are admirable, it might just be in his best interest to seek a permanent move away from Liverpool and be given the chance to play first-team football at a club where he can settle down for a significant period of time.
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