Liverpool adding to their exciting next-generation with the reported signing of Harvey Elliot.

The Telegraph exclusively claim that the Reds have won the signature of Elliot this summer. That’s no mean feat, either – Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, and RB Leipzig were all interested.

Elliot, 16, became the youngest ever Premier League player when he stepped onto the pitch against Wolves last May. The game came a month to the day since his 16th birthday – an incredible show of faith from Fulham.

Harvey Elliott.

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While he only got a couple of minutes that day, he earned another 16 a week later against Newcastle United.

In all, the kid is very highly rated and nearly ready for the first team.

 

Liverpool’s next-generation

Elliot would be Liverpool’s second signing of the summer, of course, after Sepp van den Berg. The 17-year-old Dutchman arrived from PEC Zwolle last month.

Sepp van den Berg.

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Van den Berg, too, has first-team experience despite his age – he played 10 Eredivisie games last season. Along with Elliot, he’d add to this exciting next-generation that Liverpool are building.

It includes Rhian Brewster. Still only 19, Brewster is to be part of the first-team next season. There’s Ki-Jana Hoever, who earned a first-team debut last season despite being only 16 himself, also against Wolves, funnily enough.

Harvey Elliott, Liverpool, next-generation

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You can even throw Trent Alexander-Arnold into the mix. It’s easy to forget that the European Champion – and arguably the world’s best right-back – is still only 20 himself.

And this is without mentioning the young talents in the academy who are yet to taste first-team football. The likes of Bobby Duncan, arguably the shining light of an academy team that won the Youth Cup last season.

Altogether, Liverpool have a wonderfully exciting next-generation coming through.

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