Liverpool fans react on Twitter to Pedro Chirivella performance v Swansea City

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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…

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