Liverpool take Mathias Pinto on trial, who claims he's ready for first team action

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The 16-year-old thinks he's capable of making an impact at the club.

Liverpool have taken 16-year-old winger Mathias Pinto on trial according to Sky Sports, and he says he feels he is good enough to be part of the first team.

Pinto is a winger who is on the books of Universidad de Chile and is expected to arrive on Merseyside tomorrow and remain at the club until the end of the month.

Sky have picked up on quotes from El Grafico Chile, where Pinto says: “I truly feel I am ready to play for the first team. I am aware the tempo is different, but it is up to the player and I hope that more opportunities come my way.

“I will show that we South Americans are the best players.

“They saw me in Bolivia (at the South American U15 Championship in 2013) and I could have gone in March but that didn’t happen due to personal problems.

“Then they scouted me again and reached an agreement with Universidad de Chile to ensure that the trial became a reality this month.”

Pinto certainly doesn't lack confidence if those quotes are anything to go by, and at a young age some would say that confidence is a very good thing. If he has the talent to match then Liverpool will probably have a very promising young player on their hands if he were to join the ranks on a more permanent basis. 

Whether he will be given the chance by Brendan Rodgers in the near future remains to be seen, but given the Liverpool manager's record with young players, if he's good enough and stays at the club he will be given the opportunity.

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