The teenager struggled to make an impressive impact on his Premier League debut.
Liverpool took on Swansea City in the Premier League today but clearly had one eye on the Europa League second leg with Villarreal on Thursday.
The Reds were comfortably beaten 3-1 by Swansea at the Liberty Stadium.
A brace from Andre Ayew sandwiched a goal from Jack Cork as Christian Benteke’s strike turned out to be little more than just a consolation.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp did not however wish to risk any further injury problems and that meant plenty of the younger players in the Liverpool squad got a chance to shine today.
Unfortunately, not many did, especially poor Pedro Chirivella.
The talented Spaniard was thrown in slightly at the deep end this afternoon against a strong Swansea midfield with the similarly inexperienced Kevin Stewart alongside him and he struggled.
The 18-year-old, who joined the club from Valencia in 2013, recently signed a new deal at the club until 2020 – after impressing the new manager.
However, he was poor on his Premier League debut and was subbed off at half-time for Lucas Leiva – much to the pleasure of Liverpool fans.
Here is some of the reaction to his difficult first taste of Premier League action…
I'm yet to be impressed by Chirivella which is mystifying considering he's one of our 'promising' youngsters. #LFC— Spencer (@bigspencer63) May 1, 2016
Klopp showed he now has no interest in the league. Midfield with chirivella and Stewart was always going to struggle.Poor performance #LFC— Paul Connolly (@redconno) May 1, 2016
LFC ratings— Eirik Leiros (@eirleiros) May 1, 2016
Have to hope Smith, Ojo, Chirivella, Stewart etc. learn and come back as better players #lfc— Rob (@UKAtheist) May 1, 2016
This game is comical and tragic. Chirivella got a courtesy 45 mins, had no business being on the pitch. Same to be said of Skrtel #LFC— Jordan Haynes (@JHaynes1331) May 1, 2016
Don't think Chirivella will be playing under Klopp or even in a #LFC jersey for a while— Alan Gunn (@AlanGunn2429) May 1, 2016
@JamesPearceEcho Chirivella simply isn't made for Premier league, will end up in some one like Betis or Granada— Irakli Kvatsabaia (@Irakli_LFC) May 1, 2016
Hopefully Chirivella will be on a plane home by full time. https://t.co/Fatq1guMzI— ewenmacintosh (@ewenmacintosh) May 1, 2016
Chirivella off. Where's the talent? Championship quality.— King Kaizer II (@LFC_forevaa) May 1, 2016