Harvey Elliot joined Liverpool on Sunday (July 28) and the 16-year-old winger was immediately given a first-team debut by coach Juergen Klopp at a friendly against Napoli. So what does Elliot stand out to do that makes Klopp so eager to use him?
In England, Elliot is as popular as celebrity stars. Of course, Elliot’s fame is not due to scandals, instead of his natural talent.
In the foggy country, the 16-year-old player is compared to Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale. Elliott himself admits he is also a fan of the Welsh star. At first glance, we will easily recognize the similarity between Elliott and Bale, which is the top bun.
However, just like Bale in appearance, Liverpool’s rookie also has many other interesting things. First of all, Elliott is also an attacking player with a magic left leg. Like Bale, Elliott experienced the atmosphere of the first team of Fulham before his 17th birthday. Like Bale and Elliott, the top teams in the world had to “fever” themselves.
This 2003-born player joins Liverpool under the label of one of England’s brightest talents. Elliott was the youngest player to play for a Fulham team, in a match against Milwall at the League Cup last September, at the age of 15 and 173 days.
After that, Elliot continued to make an extraordinary record. It was to become the youngest player to play in the Premier League when replaced in the match between Fulham and Wolves. At that time, Elliott was only 16 years and 30 days old, breaking the 12-year survival record of Matthew Briggs, also a Fulham player.
Even when playing last year against the Wolves in the Premier League, Elliott did not complete a high school education certificate. That shows how great Elliott’s talent is.
Although there are not many opportunities to show off their abilities, Elliott’s performance received very good feedback from Liverpool fans. Most comments said they were satisfied with Elliott and believed that the winger would be the club’s future.