Harvey Elliott’s figures of 17 goals – including six goals and 11 assists – are the most from a teenager across the top four divisions in English football during this period, according to OptaJoe.
The Englishman has had a remarkably loaned season in the championship and defied many of his critics who suggested the second level would be something of a shock to the system for the 18-year-old.
17 – No teenager has been directly involved in more league goals in England’s top four levels this season than Harvey Elliott (6 goals, 11 assists). Talent.
Two years after Elliott became the youngest Premier League player ever, @ michael_reid11 assessing his career so far.
– OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) May 4, 2021
While many rightly rave about the maturity of the former Fulham star’s performance, it’s worth considering the wing’s age – both as a point to emphasize the impressive nature of his successes and to consider whether a leap to Liverpool’s first team is viable.
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Jurgen Klopp has reportedly made signing a new forward his priority for the summer window, which could suggest that the chances will be small for Elliott, especially with people like Diogo Jota competing for a starting spot.
That said, with our current options in Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri considered likely to make for exit coming season end, it would open up an opportunity for the borrower to infiltrate Klopp’s first team plans.
With three years left on the Germans’ contract at Anfield, we would very much like to see the youngster enjoy as much advice and coaching as possible, especially as there seems to be an unlimited potential on the part of the teenager to exploit.
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