‘The truth is from day one he has given me a lot of confidence,’ said Chirivella.

‘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 went on to praise the character and his ability of his manager, insisting that he is the right fit for the Merseyside club.

‘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 added.

‘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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