Danny Murphy has backed Liverpool to complete a move for Fulham youngster Harvey Elliott on TalkSPORT, predicting that Elliott will break into the first team in the next couple of years.
The Telegraph claimed on Monday morning that Liverpool had fought off competition from the likes of Real Madrid, RB Leipzig and Paris Saint-Germain to complete a move for the 16-year-old.
England Under-17 international Elliott became a Premier League record holder when he made a two-minute substitute appearance for the Cottagers in a 1-0 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers, becoming the youngster ever.
Now, he is set to sign for Liverpool for a hefty compensation fee, and former Liverpool and Fulham midfielder Murphy reckons Elliott could break into Jurgen Klopp’s side by the time he is 18.
“He’s a great dribbler, he’s very sharp and he’s got good feet,” Murphy said. “He could play in one of those front three roles, that’s probably where we’d see him get his go.
“We’ll probably see him in a cup competition this season. I think this kid could be a superstar and if he has got the talent to do it, he’s at the right place. But in the next couple of season I would imagine they’re hoping he develops to get some first-team action.”
TBR’s view – Elliott has potential to become a Liverpool hero
At just 16, Elliott is already showing more potential and promise than most who are 19 or 20. A Premier League debut at 16, is almost unheard of these days so it is no surprise Liverpool have moved.
The Reds have a good record for bringing through exceptional talent. Elliott would have seen the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold flourish in the senior side, while Ryan Kent, Harry Wilson and more have impressed on loan.
Murphy has made an outlandish prediction, but it is one that could just come true.