Liverpool's two new Spanish youngsters have been off this week featuring for the country's under-17 side.
Liverpool pulled off two signings this summer which went a little under the radar, but could yet have a huge impact on their future.
16-year-old Sergi Canos was signed from Barcelona, but the attacking midfielder only made his debut for Liverpool's under-18 side last weekend after a frustrating wait for international clearance.
Both are still highly regarded in their homeland, and moving to England has not affected their standing in the international youth set up.
The pair were called into the Spanish under-17 squad for a friendly against Germany, Chirivella winning his ninth cap and Canos his third.
Called up with Spain U17 for the friendly games v Germany next week, Can't wait to play again with my country, best feeling ever⚽️⚽️ #Spain— Pedro Chirivella (@pedro5chiri) November 5, 2013
The match took place in Germany earlier this week, where they took on a side which included Arsenal's Gedion Zelalem who was winning his first cap with the home country's under-17 side.
For each of the Liverpool pair, it was their first Spain under-17 match of the season - with the game finishing 1-1.
Getting to play in the game clearly pleased the duo, who Tweeted about "Draw this morning 1-1 with Germany! On Thursday another game, continue to work as usual and things will continue going well."
Chirivella: "Germany 1-1 Spain, happy to be back playing with the team!"
Empate esta mañana 1-1 contra Alemania!! El Jueves otro partido más, seguir trabajando como siempre y las cosas seguiran saliendo #Sub17— Sergi Canós Tenés (@sergicanos) November 12, 2013
Alemania 1-1 España, feliz por volver a jugar con la Selección!— Pedro Chirivella (@pedro5chiri) November 12, 2013
The second game takes place today and both players expect to be involved in the return friendly against Germany.
If either player can get a confidence boosting goal it will surely do wonders for their mindset, but surely just mixing with their peers and testing themselves at a high level is a positive in itself, and Liverpool will be the ones to reap the rewards.
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