Jermaine Beckford told Final Score on BBC One that Harvey Elliott looks ‘special’ for Liverpool.
The 18-year-old was handed his first start in Liverpool colours this season as Jurgen Klopp’s side beat Burnley 2-0 at Anfield.
Whilst the quick-footed teenager didn’t get on the scoresheet, he looked comfortable, at ease and confident out on that Merseyside turf.
Former Premier League striker, Beckford, liked what he saw from Elliott and how he was linking up with his teammates.
“For such a young player, he seems so accomplished,” said Beckford. “The way he linked up with Alexander-Arnold on the right-hand side.
“Playing the ball forward to Mane and Salah. Jota as well. He looks special.”
Liverpool have a number of world-class players at their disposal, but there aren’t going to be many at the club who have such natural talent like Elliott has in his boots.
Whilst the Fulham academy product is far away from reaching the heights of Mohamed Salah, there is certainly a player there that will go right to the top if he keeps his feet on the ground.
He definitely has the right coaching staff to climb that ladder because as Klopp has shown with somebody like Trent Alexander-Arnold, he can turn the attacking midfielder into a world-beater.
After that fruitful spell in Blackburn colours last season, it will be interesting to see how much game time Elliott will get this season because he will certainly want to add to the 11 caps he has already earned at his boyhood club.