Liverpool has a young starlet up and coming – and he’s Anderson Arroyo. So, what’s so special about this kid?
It is no secret that Liverpool target many South American players – Brazilians that too. For instance, Alisson, Fabinho, and Roberto Firmino are all South Americans and have made it big with the Reds.
And another South American star might make it big in Liverpool soon, it seems – 20 year old Colombian full-back Anderson Arroyo.
Arroyo was signed by the Reds in 2018, when he arrived from Colombian football club Fortaleza C.E.I.F.
He admitted that being at Fortaleza taught him a lot. But why did Liverpool sign him?
Liverpool was highly impressed by the youngster’s skillful performance during the 2017 South American Youth Championships. He was told to give a trial and the Reds were definitely pleased, and took him on.
“My time at Fortaleza was a time of learning,” Arroyo told WFi. “Learning from my mistakes, correcting things, learning from my more experienced colleagues and training with players who have had a long professional career in Colombia. It was an unforgettable time.
“Then when I was sent to Spain. My time in Mallorca was very pleasant and was great for me. I learned a lot there.
“I didn’t get what I wanted, but I learned things which have helped me a lot in my growth and development.
“The difference from Colombian football is that in Europe you always have to give your best. You have to train yourself to the maximum, you have to give everything at all times.”
And for Arroyo, making his debut with Liverpool is his dream. He is still waiting for a chance to play for Liverpool, and would be the first Colombian player to do so.