Liverpool have been steadily recruiting some of the brightest youngsters in the game in recent years. The move has strengthened the quality of the academy sides – players improve better with better players around them – and could also save us money down the line. The strategy is certainly paying off, Liverpool wonderkid Harvey Elliott has been named as one of the best teenagers in the world.
Liverpool sign Harvey Elliott
When Liverpool won the European Cup in 2019 many expected the club to capitalise with a spending spree.
The Reds were tipped to go all out on some marquee signings.
Instead, the only two outfield players brought in were youngsters Harvey Elliott and Sepp van den Berg.
Elliott arrived as the youngest ever player in the Premier League.
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Some time after the move a tribunal ordered Liverpool to pay Fulham £1.5m for Harvey Elliott.
Harvey Elliott named in NXGN
Goal has released its annual NXGN list: a roundup of the 50 best teenagers in world football.
Any player born after or on January 1st 2002 was eligible.
Liverpool wonderkid Harvey Elliott was named 26th in the 50 man list.
The winger was described as being a ‘sensation’ on loan at Blackburn Rovers this season.
What RTK has to say
Liverpool landing Elliott could go down as one of our smartest buys of the decade.
FSG’s policy of snapping up bright young talents is certainly paying off, we just need to continue with it.
The Reds should be looking at some of the other names on that list, lest we let one of our main rivals steal a march on us.