Harvey Elliott is Reportedly Set for Liverpool First Team Role this Season

Stepping up ?

July 29th 2019

Harvey Elliott will be a member of Jurgen Klopp’s first-team set-up at Melwood, with Liverpool ready to throw the 16-year-old straight into the senior set-up.

After having his dream transfer to Liverpool confirmed, Elliott made his debut against Napoli in the Reds 3-0 pre-season friendly defeat, but emerged out of the result as one of the few bright sparks in an otherwise disappointing performance at Murrayfield for the Reds.

The Liverpool ECHO report that Liverpool won’t be sending Elliott to the Kirkby Academy and will instead integrate the boyhood Liverpool fan into the first team set up. Jurgen Klopp seemed to impressed speaking about Elliott, “I could say so many positive things about the boy, we signed him, he came here, he decided on us and could have gone pretty much everywhere but he wanted to be part of Liverpool. Now he is here so let’s work with him.”

Elliott left Craven Cottage after his youth contract expired in June, and became the youngest player to feature in Premier League history when he appeared for relegated Fulham against Wolves aged 16 years and 30 days in May.

Speaking about joining Liverpool on Instagram, the teenage wonderkid said, “To have joined the club that I supported as a boy is a dream come true for me and all of my family and it’s an incredible feeling to now officially be able to call myself a Red!

“I can’t wait to get started and it will be a truly special feeling to pull the famous red jersey on. I’ll work as hard as I possibly can for the club and I feel Anfield is the perfect place for me to develop and progress as a player.”

In other young baller news, Arsenal and England youth teenager Xavier Amaechi has joined Hamburg for £2.25 million.