Scott Parker gutted to lose Harvey Elliott to Liverpool

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Harvey Elliott of Liverpool during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Liverpool and Olympique Lyonnais at Stade de Geneve on July 31, 2019 in Geneva,...

Liverpool signed Harvey Elliott from Fulham.

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Harvey Elliott of Liverpool during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Liverpool and Olympique Lyonnais at Stade de Geneve on July 31, 2019 in Geneva,...

Liverpool wrapped up a deal to sign impressive teenager Harvey Elliott from Fulham last month.

Elliott featured in this week's friendly match with Lyon as a substitute, catching the eye.

His departures from Fulham rankles with boss Scott Parker, who told I News that he was very disappointed to lose the talented midfielder.

 

Parker said: "I was gutted and disappointed he chose to leave. That is football and we move on.

"I have no doubt he will be very successful and he will make an unbelievable career for himself because he is a fantastic player."

Fulham  Manager Scott Parker during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Fulham at EBB Stadium on July 20, 2019 in Aldershot, England.

Parker added that he was ready to give Elliott a chance to try and establish himself as a first team regular in the Championship.

He faces a tougher task to establish himself at Liverpool, considering their first team options.

Elliott's encouraging showing against Lyon offered an indication he may stand a chance of getting game time at Liverpool this season.

It is not easy for any player to turn down the opportunity to work under Jurgen Klopp, and long term it could be the right move for the 16-year-old.

Liverpool's British midfielder Harvey Elliott (R) vies for the ball with Lyon's French defender Oumar Solet (front L) during International friendly football match between Liverpool and...

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