The youngest debutant in Premier League history is on his way to Anfield. According to the Telegraph, Liverpool have fought off competition from Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and RB Leipzig to sign a 16-year-old who has been tipped for the top ever since he exploded onto the scene at Craven Cottage.
Liverpool are due to pay a ‘substantial compensation fee’ for Elliott, who has featured in just over 20 minutes of top flight football so far.
But if he can fulfil his massive potential, and there’s no reason why he can’t under Jurgen Klopp, then every single penny will be repaid with considerable interest.
And former Anfield hero Murphy believes the sky is the limit for Elliott after joining a club who have improved so many young players since Klopp took charge four years ago.
“He must be on top of the world right now. He must feel fantastic,” Murphy said. “He’ll be looked after there. Not just because of Jurgen Klopp but because of the way the club are set up to cater for young players and their families.
“They must really think he’s ahead of his time. In the next couple of seasons I’d imagine they’d hope he’d be a first team player. He’s a great dribbler, quick feet, sharp; we’d probably see him in the cup competitions next season.
"Its fantastic for the lad that they’ve shown so much faith in him. I think this kid could be a superstar and, if he’s got the talent to do it, he’s at the right place. It’s a no brainer for him.”
While Elliott might have been lost in the system at PSG or Real Madrid, the rapid rise of Trent Alexander-Arnold and co at Liverpool suggest that, if he’s good enough, Klopp will have absolutely no qualms about throwing the England U17 star in at the deep end.
This looks like the perfect move.
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