Harvey Elliott to sign new three-year Liverpool deal as Jurgen Klopp rewards teenager for rapid progress
- Harvey Elliott will put pen to paper on a new deal with Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool
- The 16-year-old signed for Liverpool in summer 2019 after leaving Fulham
- The playmaker will commit his career to Merseyside for another three years
- Elliott has made six appearances this season in the cup and one in the league
Harvey Elliott will sign a three-year contract this summer to reward the excellent start he has made to his life at Liverpool.
Elliott, who became the youngest player to appear in the Premier League when represented Fulham last May, turns 17 in April but Liverpool will wait until the seasons ends to rubber-stamp the deal, as that will allow the terms to run until the summer of 2023.
A three-year contract is the maximum Elliott can sign but once he turns 18, the terms could potentially be extended by a further two years. Given the positive impression Elliott has made since arriving at Anfield last summer, there is every likelihood that will happen.
Harvey Elliott will sign a new three-year deal at Liverpool in summer following rapid progress
Though he has only made one substitute appearance in the Premier League, Elliott has been used in all Liverpool’s domestic cup matches and he particularly caught the eye in a Carabao Cup success against Arsenal, as well as the FA Cup third round defeat of Everton in January.
Jurgen Klopp has described Elliott as being ‘an unbelievable talent’ and a sign of how well he is doing is reflected in the fact that the Football Association sent a delegation to watch him – and his team-mate Curtis Jones – in the FA Cup fourth round replay against Shrewsbury earlier this month.
Jurgen Klopp has already bumped up the teenager to the fringe of his first-team plans
Elliott was in the starting line-up as Liverpool fielded their youngest ever squad vs Shrewsbury
He is being considered for a first England Under-21 call up, as the Young Lions have Euro 2021 qualifiers next month against Andorra and Turkey; there is a possibility, however, that Elliott will end up playing for England’s Under-20s in this round of fixtures.
Elliott moved to Anfield last summer when his contract at Fulham elapsed. Liverpool will have to pay compensation, despite signing him on a free transfer, and Fulham hope a tribunal will find that they receive a fee in excess of £7million for the gifted forward.