Harvey Elliott signs new five-year contract at Liverpool after returning from successful loan spell at Blackburn… and teenage winger vows to get ‘in and around’ Jurgen Klopp’s first-team this season
- Teenage winger Harvey Elliott has signed a new five-year contract at Liverpool
- The 18-year-old has played eight games for the Reds since joining in 2019
- Elliott went on loan to Blackburn last season and scored seven goals in 41 games
- The winger has vowed to get more games for Jurgen Klopp’s side this season
Liverpool wonderkid Harvey Elliott has signed a new five-year deal with the club as he stands on the brink of more first-team action at Anfield.
The 18-year-old has spent two years in Merseyside since his £4million move from Fulham, but has featured just twice in the Premier League for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Elliott impressed on a loan spell at Blackburn Rovers last season, scoring seven goals and registering 11 assists in England’s second tier and could be part of the Reds’ squad as they try to regain their Premier League title back.
Promising teenage winger Harvey Elliott has signed a new five-year contract at Liverpool
The 18-year-old has eight first-team appearances for the Reds since joining the club in 2019
The teenager told the club’s official website: ‘It’s always going to be there throughout the years I’m here. Hopefully it’s going to be a long time.
‘There’s always going to be those butterflies whenever you put on the shirt, whenever you go out to train and play, whenever you’re involved in the club there’s always that feeling.
‘Especially for me, being a Red, as well as my family – it’s nice to make them proud and make myself proud. But the hard work carries on.
Elliot is a die-hard Liverpool fan and returned to the club for pre-season training this week
‘It’s always a nice feeling when you sign a new contract – especially for your boyhood club. It’s all done and dusted now so I’ve just got to focus on pre-season, get my work in and make sure I’m ready for the season.’
In total, Elliott has represented Liverpool eight times in all competitions, with his most recent appearance coming in the Carabao Cup third round victory over Lincoln City, which the Reds won 7-2 and the winger provided an assist that day.
He then joined Blackburn on a temporary deal in October, making 41 appearances in England’s second tier to boost his experience, while he also won Rovers’ Goal of the Season Award for a solo strike at home to Millwall.
Now the teenage winger has revealed that he wants to break into the Liverpool first-team on a more regular basis, though will have to displace Mohamed Salah on the right-hand side, while Xherdan Shaqiri is still at the club at the moment.
The winger spent last year on loan at Blackburn and scored seven times in 41 matches
He added: ‘I think that’s got to be everyone’s aim: to get in the team. To get in and around it at least. It’s not going to come easily; there’s a great bunch of boys here and great talent.
‘But it’s down to me to work hard. I believe in myself that I can do it. I just want to be around the team, support everyone and be there if needed.
‘Ever since I first walked through the door they [the coaching staff] have showed [faith]. They show it with every single player; they always have faith in you.
Elliott has vowed to play more first-team minutes for the Reds this season under Jurgen Klopp
‘They’re always giving you 100 per cent on the training pitch and off the training pitch, always wanting you to be the best possible person and player. I feel like there’s a lot of faith in me. But it’s just down to me to go and show it and prove them right.’
In 2019, Elliott was slapped with a 14-day ban from football for posting a video which mocked Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane.
The teenager described the Three Lions captain as a ‘f****** m***’ which broke FA rules on abusive and insulting behaviour.
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