Liverpool are close to signing 16-year-old Harvey Elliott and there has been a lot of excitement surrounding the Reds’ potential move for him.
On Sunday, the Telegraph reported that Liverpool will sign the Fulham midfielder this summer.
While he isn’t the type of player that fans want to see, there is a level of excitement displayed at the club’s continued ability to sign the best young players in the game.
Danny Murphy spoke on TalkSPORT and called Elliott a future superstar and hailed Klopp’s move for the teenager.
“They always have the option to send him out loan [this season] but I’ve got a feeling they really must think he is ahead of his time,” he told talkSPORT.
“We’ll probably see him in a cup competition this season. I think this kid could be a superstar and if he has got the talent to do it, he’s at the right place.”
Elliott is a versatile attacker and showcased an incredible maturity when he made his debut for Fulham last season and was unlucky to not grab a goal and assist despite turning 16 years of age a month prior.
The young star is the youngest ever player to appear in the Premier League and will join up with the Reds’ first team at Melwood for pre-season when he officially joins the club, according to the Liverpool Echo.
He will join up with fellow youth prospects Rhian Brewster and Ben Woodburn and will look to impress Klopp and co ahead of the 19/20 season.
It will be incredibly tough for a 16-year-old to find a regular place in the squad for next season but given the hype surrounding Elliott, it seems as though he could be on the bench a lot for Liverpool next term.