Young Liverpool goalkeeper Harvey Davies is one of the best young players in the Premier League right now.
That’s the view of Reds midfielder Harvey Elliott. Elliott was asked to name a 5-a-side team of players born after the year 2000 for the Premier League official YouTube channel.
Starting with the goalkeeper, Elliott went for 19-year-old Davies, who is yet to make a competitive appearance for Liverpool. Despite that, he’s clearly impressed his namesake during training.
“Let’s go Harvey Davies,” said the Reds’ No.19. “He’s a Liverpool player, I see him every day. He’s a lovely kid as well and I mean he’s a great goalkeeper also. He probably deserves it.”
Davies was joined by Tariq Lamptey, Curtis Jones, Rhian Brewster and Elliott himself in the 20-year-old’s team.
Davies ready for another pre-season chance
Davies may be yet to feature for the Liverpool first team, but his reputation is slowly growing. Only today it has been reported that the Reds harbour ‘high hopes’ for the ‘keepers development.
There is a suggestion that he could be in the picture to be bumped up should Caoimhin Kelleher leave Anfield this summer.
That’s probably premature, but Elliott’s praise of the youngster goes to show that he’s been making an impression among the first team.
With pre-season coming around again soon, Davies will probably be given another chance to impress Jurgen Klopp. As Kelleher’s position comes under debate, the door will open a crack if he can catch Klopp’s eye.
Still a teenager, Davies is obviously very young for a goalkeeper. Perhaps a loan move to fill out and get some senior football into his legs would be the best thing for him next year.
Do well there and maybe by the time he returns there’ll be an opportunity at Liverpool waiting for him. Early days yet for Harvey, but all the signs are there that he’s a ‘keeper of real promise.
Keep up the good work, young man!