Premier League champions Liverpool have confirmed that youngster Harvey Elliott has put pen-to-paper on a professional deal with the club.
On the back of mounting speculation over the course of the summer, prodigious starlet Elliott made the move to Liverpool in July of last year.
After making his way through Fulham’s youth ranks, the English wide-man broke into the first-team ranks of the capital outfit last season.
This subsequently saw Elliott make his senior bow at the tender age of 15, in a League Cup meeting with Millwall.
The gifted teen then went on to become the youngest-ever player to feature in the Premier League, after being introduced as a late substitute versus Wolves.
As such, it goes without saying that Elliott was viewed as an absolute star in the making at Craven Cottage.
Unfortunately for the Cottagers, though, the English U17-international’s breakthrough season also saw him emerge as a target for some of English football’s top clubs.
This eventually led to Elliott being coaxed away from Fulham by the wide-man’s most-insistent suitors, Liverpool:
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 28, 2019
Elliott staying put
Elliott, now 17, has unsurprisingly since largely struggled for first-team opportunities during his debut season at Anfield.
Though the gifted attacker has managed 8 appearances across all competitions, just 2 of these came in the Premier League, for a grand total of 7 minutes.
This of course comes with Elliott lining out in the same position as star Liverpool duo Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.
As outlined above, though, such competition evidently does not concern the former Fulham man.
In a post across the club’s social media platforms this afternoon, Liverpool confirmed that Elliott has opted to pen his first professional contract with the club, ahead of continuing his development on Merseyside.
The teen has committed to the Premier League champions until 2023:
✍️ Harvey Elliott has signed his first professional contract with the Reds 🔴
— Liverpool FC (Premier League Champions 🏆) (@LFC) July 6, 2020
On the back of the news surrounding Elliott’s future being made official, meanwhile, Jurgen Klopp has since expressed his excitement at the prospect of the starlet ‘achieving his football dreams’ with Liverpool.
Speaking to the club’s official website a short time ago, Klopp explained:
‘Brilliant news – really happy.’
‘Harvey is such an exciting prospect. We all know his qualities – we have seen them this season in the first team and U23s.’
‘I love his attitude – love his enthusiasm – love his bravery – love the fact he has the right amount of football confidence and cheekiness.’
The Reds boss continued:
‘He is young and he is in the early stages of his development still.’
‘What is great is that he has the perfect culture here and we will protect him. The senior players and the coaches really care about him and are as excited as I am about his future. So, we will all be part of his story as it unfolds.’
‘He wants to achieve all his football dreams at LFC. Brilliant. Because of his commitment to us, with this contract, we have a chance to see if we can achieve this together.’
This article was edited by Josh Barker.
|Game||Time||Prediction/Live Score||How to Watch|
|FC Bayern Munich vs Chelsea FC||8 August, 20:00 (In 4 hours)||3-1||📺|
|FC Barcelona vs SSC Napoli||8 August, 20:00 (In 4 hours)||2-2||📺|
101 Great Goals provides ways to watch and bet on football matches. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission.
Liverpool betting odds, next game:
Sanfrecce Hiroshima vs Shonan Bellmare odds: result, both teams to score, correct score & goalscorers
Liverpool's latest videos
Liverpool latest news
|2||Manchester City FC||38||67||81|
|3||Manchester United FC||38||30||66|
|5||Leicester City FC||38||26||62|
|6||Tottenham Hotspur FC||38||14||59|
|7||Wolverhampton Wanderers FC||38||11||59|
|9||Sheffield United FC||38||0||54|
|13||Newcastle United FC||38||-20||44|
|14||Crystal Palace FC||38||-19||43|
|15||Brighton & Hove Albion FC||38||-15||41|
|16||West Ham United FC||38||-13||39|
|17||Aston Villa FC||38||-26||35|
|20||Norwich City FC||38||-49||21|
|Vardy, Jamie||Leicester City FC||23|
|Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick||Arsenal FC||22|
|Ings, Danny||Southampton FC||22|
|Sterling, Raheem||Manchester City FC||20|
|Salah, Mohamed||Liverpool FC||19|
|Mane, Sadio||Liverpool FC||18|
|Kane, Harry||Tottenham Hotspur FC||18|
|Rashford, Marcus||Manchester United FC||17|
|Martial, Anthony||Manchester United FC||17|
|Jimenez, Raul||Wolverhampton Wanderers FC||17|
|Aguero, Sergio||Manchester City FC||16|
|Abraham, Tammy||Chelsea FC||15|
|Jesus, Gabriel||Manchester City FC||14|
|Wood, Chris||Burnley FC||14|
|De Bruyne, Kevin||Manchester City FC||13|
|Calvert-Lewin, Dominic||Everton FC||13|
|Son, Heung Min||Tottenham Hotspur FC||11|
|Mahrez, Riyad||Manchester City FC||11|
|Pukki, Teemu||Norwich City FC||11|
|Player||Team||Red Cards||Yellow Cards|
|Milivojevic, Luka||Crystal Palace FC||0||12|
|Lerma, Jefferson||AFC Bournemouth||0||11|
|Saiss, Romain||Wolverhampton Wanderers FC||0||10|
|Wilson, Callum||AFC Bournemouth||0||10|
|Tarkowski, James||Burnley FC||0||10|
|Xhaka, Granit||Arsenal FC||0||10|
|Calvert-Lewin, Dominic||Everton FC||0||9|
|Westwood, Ashley||Burnley FC||0||9|
|Ward-Prowse, James||Southampton FC||0||9|
|Dunk, Lewis||Brighton & Hove Albion FC||0||9|
|Doucoure, Abdoulaye||Watford FC||0||9|
|Neves, Ruben||Wolverhampton Wanderers FC||0||9|
|Hughes, Will||Watford FC||0||9|
|Fernandinho||Manchester City FC||1||7|
|Evans, Jonny||Leicester City FC||1||8|
|McCarthy, James||Crystal Palace FC||0||9|
|Winks, Harry||Tottenham Hotspur FC||0||9|
|Lacazette, Alexandre||Arsenal FC||0||8|
|De Bruyne, Kevin||Manchester City FC||22|
|Alexander-Arnold, Trent||Liverpool FC||13|
|Robertson, Andrew||Liverpool FC||12|
|Silva, David||Manchester City FC||11|
|Son, Heung Min||Tottenham Hotspur FC||10|
|Mahrez, Riyad||Manchester City FC||10|
|Salah, Mohamed||Liverpool FC||9|
|Traore, Adama||Wolverhampton Wanderers FC||9|
|Firmino, Roberto||Liverpool FC||8|
|Fernandes, Bruno||Manchester United FC||8|
|Barnes, Harvey||Leicester City FC||8|
|Mane, Sadio||Liverpool FC||7|
|Rashford, Marcus||Manchester United FC||7|
|Silva, Bernardo||Manchester City FC||7|
|Moutinho, Joao||Wolverhampton Wanderers FC||7|
|Digne, Lucas||Everton FC||7|
|Martial, Anthony||Manchester United FC||6|
|Jimenez, Raul||Wolverhampton Wanderers FC||6|
|Jesus, Gabriel||Manchester City FC||6|