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Paul Merson says Harvey Elliott is playing like a £50m player for Liverpool

Liverpool have been investing in the future in recent years. The Reds have snapped up a parade of exciting youngsters and the move is starting to pay dividends. Arsenal icon Paul Merson has said Harvey Elliott is playing like a £50m player for Liverpool.

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Liverpool sign Harvey Elliott

After the Reds won the European Cup in Madrid many Kopites were expecting a big window.

Fans thought we’d take the opportunity to go out and build more success.

Supporters were left disappointed, not a single player was signed to adjust the starting XI. Alarm bells were sent ringing.

Then we won the league.

The only two outfield signings we made were for the academy: Harvey Elliott and Sepp van den Berg.

The former was sent on loan to Blackburn Rovers last season and he was a standout performer for the second tier side.

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This term Elliott has started back to back games, impressing against Chelsea and Burnley.

Paul Merson on Harvey Elliott

There’s no getting around how impressive Elliott has been this season.

The 18-year-old has been one of our shining lights and thoroughly vindicated the manager’s decision to start him in a game as big as Chelsea.

Paul Merson has lavished praise on Harvey Elliott, telling Soccer Saturday on Sky Sports (11/09/21 at 1:10 pm):

“He looks a player. If you go buy a player for £50 million in his position then you are holding him back. When he can do a job. 

“What’s he going to do different that a £50 million player can’t do? It won’t be much, from what I have seen in the last few games.”

What RTK has to say

Liverpool can’t hold him back, for any reason.

We need to give him as much football as possible, he’s getting better every game.

Hopefully common sense prevails and the youngster remains a first team regular.

However, the return of Thiago to full fitness could throw a spanner in the works.

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