Liverpool handed teenager Harvey Elliott his debut against Milton Keynes Dons in the EFL Cup Third Round. And Elliott became Liverpool’s youngest-ever player to feature in a competitive game.
Elliott did not let the occasion get the better of him. The winger has already played for Fulham in the competition, aged just 15, but he moved to Liverpool in the summer.
Jurgen Klopp is a big fan of Elliott and has included him in the first-team squad for pre-season and training. The 16-year-old got his chance in the cup and he wowed the fans with his skill.
Elliott hit the bar on two occasions, nearly marking his Liverpool debut with a well-deserved goal. He looked bright and he produced a wonderful cross for James Milner, who headed just wide.
Liverpool fans believe Elliott has a massive future at Anfield. The England youth international is already in and around the first-team and he looks ready to take his game to the next level.
Here are some tweets from Reds supporters discussing Elliott’s first appearance in a Liverpool shirt.
Harvey Elliott is something special. So much confidence for a 16 year old to be heavily involved with our attacks. Taking on players, eye for the pass, what a player.
— Sam (@SamueILFC) September 25, 2019
He’s got the lot young Elliott
— Karl Yates LFC6****** @karlDyates (@karlDyates1966) September 25, 2019
Fantastic tonight big future ahead
— craig lewis (@craigylou) September 25, 2019
Outstanding performance tonight really surprised how composed he was on the ball huge potential!!
— Graham Stirr (@stirr71) September 25, 2019
Irrespective of his age. He’s a special future player.
— cumbrialad (@cumbrialad) September 25, 2019
Two footed, awesome decision-making, Bale and Beckham combined, and only 16! AWESOME display
— nathan penn (@nathanjrpenn) September 25, 2019