Liverpool’s promising youngster Harvey Elliott impressed in Tuesday’s 5-0 defeat to Aston Villa. After being given the all-clear by the clubs’ medical staff, he will now join up with the squad for the Club World Cup final in Doha.
Liverpool fans have been getting excited about the youngster’s recent performances for the U-19 side. Some are already speculating that he will be a first-team star in the near future.
It is clear that manager Jurgen Klopp also rates the 16-year-old. Elliott has now played the full 90 minutes on three separate occasions in the Carabao Cup. There were concerns that he would be unable to join up with the squad this week after he picked up a knock against Villa.
However, a club statement read: ”Assessment by the club’s medical team has revealed no issue with the injury and Elliott will now link up with the rest of his teammates at the tournament on Thursday morning.”
It will no doubt be a great learning experience for the young Englishman whether he plays or not. The Reds earned their place in the final with a 2-1 win over Monterrey on Wednesday. Roberto Firmino scored in the final moments to give Liverpool the chance of being crowned champions of the world against Flamengo on Saturday.
Elliott will officially become the youngest player to ever play in the competition if he gets any minutes on the pitch. Victor Manon of CF Pachuca is the current record holder, but could be eclipsed by the Liverpool wide man on Saturday.