Youth football expert hails 'supremely talented' Harvey Elliott after Liverpool breakthrough
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Harvey Elliott was a darling of youth football in the UK and he has now made the breakthrough into Liverpool’s senior team this season.
The 19-year-old has already made nine appearances for Jurgen Klopp’s side this season with two of those in the Champions League and his first goal for the Reds in the Premier League.
He has been utilised in a central midfield role by the manager so far despite being naturally more attacking as he’s been helping to fill in where injuries have struck at Anfield.
Kinetic Academy founder Harry Hudson knows a thing or two about the stars of the future and is delighted that Elliott has managed to force his way into Klopp’s side this season.
“It’s hugely important and Harvey has always been supremely talented for his age group,” Hudson told The Football Wonderkids. “It’s great that he’s getting a run of games now.
“Liverpool aren’t doing great at the moment but he seems to be one of their most exciting who is doing a lot while he is on the pitch so if he can carry that on then he will carry on playing.
“That’s great for him and I hope that he does because if Klopp puts his trust in a young player and they start to deliver, hopefully, more managers will follow that lead.
“I don’t know where Harvey is best because he always used to play high up the pitch when he was young but he’s not blessed with super pace and has started to play more centrally as a result.
“Hopefully, he can keep playing and Liverpool can turn a corner because they are stuttering a little bit at the moment.”
The Reds host Brighton on Saturday as the Premier League returns and Elliott will be hoping to walk out of the tunnel as a starter once again.