The Spanish midfielder was on the books at Anfield for seven years before leaving the club for Ligue 1 side Nantes in the summer of 2020 on a free transfer.

 

During his spell on Merseyside, Chirivella was able to share the pitch with the likes of ex-Red Philippe Coutinho, and the Liverpool attacking trio of Firmino, Salah and Mane, who are all highly regarded for their technical skills.

 

 

However, Chirivella has insisted that when it comes to pure talent his current Nantes team-mates Blas is the best.

 

The 24-year-old stressed that he knows what the likes of Coutinho, Salah, Firmino and Mane are capable of on the pitch, but feels Blas is a level above all of them when it comes to talent.

 

 

“When it comes to pure talent, I rate Ludovic Blas above all others”, Chirivella told French magazine So Foot.

 

“I played with Coutinho, Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, I know what they are capable of.

 

 

“And when I see what “Ludo” is doing in training or in games, he has nothing to envy them when it comes to talent.”

 

Chirivella is a regular in a Nantes squad this season that are fighting for a top ten finish in the league, while Mane, Salah and Firmino are aiming to win the Premier League title and the Champions League with Liverpool.