Liverpool's Elliott signs extension to stay at Anfield until 2027

Harvey Elliott signs a long-term contract extension at Liverpool that will see him stay at Anfield until 2027 as Jurgen Klopp shows his faith in the youngster after injury-ravaged season

  • Boyhood Liverpool fan Harvey Elliott has agreed a new contract with the club
  • The midfielder has a new long-term deal will see him stay at Anfield until 2027 
  • The attacking midfielder only signed a contract extension with the Reds last year
  • Elliott will be hoping to cement his place in Liverpool’s midfield after injuries

Liverpool have confirmed that youngster Harvey Elliott has signed a new long-term contract with the club.

The 19-year-old signed his latest contract with the club just 12 months ago but has already put pen to paper on a new deal that will see him stay at Anfield until 2027.

The deal is a reflection of his continuing development and is in keeping with their policy of rewarding players on the basis of individual progress and team contribution. 

Liverpool midfielder Harvey Elliott has signed a new contract with the Premier League club

Speaking to the club website, Elliott said; ‘It’s always nice to know that I’m going to be here for many more years, which is always a great thing with it being my boyhood club and there is nothing in this world that makes me more happy and more excited than this,

He continued: ‘It’s been a big rollercoaster for me and my family and even for the club. So much has happened in the years that I have been here.

‘We’ve already won so much and hopefully we can win so much more, so just to know that I am going to be here for a long time again – as I said, it’s always a wonderful feeling for myself and my family [and] being Liverpool supporters there is no better place in this world to be than playing for Liverpool and to put the shirt on and go out and play for the team and the fans.

‘I’m hoping there are many more memories to come with it but I’m just so excited to put pen to paper and stay here for a lot longer.’

Although Harvey missed a large section of last season through injury, his impact on the team beforehand had been significant and the professionalism displayed during his recovery further underlined his growing maturity and commitment. 

Elliott has made 22 appearances for the Reds since joining the club from Fulham in 2019

The midfielder made his first cameo of this season after being subbed on at Craven Cottage

Now returned to full fitness, Harvey is back in the first team squad and continues to make a positive contribution, with Jurgen Klopp repeatedly underlining his own excitement about what the future could hold for the teenager who can operate in both midfield and attack. 

The German said: ‘There is so much to like about this. For us, as a club, we get to continue our journey with a special young player who has already made a big impact on Liverpool FC.

‘For Harvey, he gets to carry on developing, improving and hopefully fulfilling his incredible talent at the club he has always supported. What’s not to like? 

‘Harvey got a big knock last season but, like all of the experiences he has had so far, he used it to grow as a person and a player.

‘It was always obvious that he was a good footballer but taking the next steps was always going to be about using information and experiences to grow and this is exactly what Harvey is doing.’

Elliott has established a great relationship with Jurgen Klopp since joining the first-team

Elliott joined Liverpool in 2019 from Fulham for a fee of £1.5million. A hefty price for an unproven academy product may have been bawked at then, but in today’s transfer market that is a steal. 

He was originally loaned back to Fulham before then being sent back out on loan to Championship side Blackburn.

Elliott impressed as he scored seven goals and registered 11 assists in just 41 games for his loan club before returning to Liverpool at the start of last season.

The young midfielder started last season brightly before a horror tackle involving Leeds’ Pascal Struijk saw Elliott’s career almost prematurely ended as he was left requiring ankle surgery.

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