Liverpool wonderkid Harvey Elliott still pinches himself that he’s playing for the club he grew up supporting.
Few could have predicted a Surrey-born youngster, rejected by Chelsea for being too small and coming through the ranks of London clubs Queens Park Rangers and Fulham, would go on to sign for one of the biggest clubs in England — Elliott himself certainly never did, as he admitted to talkSPORT.
That’s not to say his move from Craven Cottage to Anfield in July 2019 came as a huge shock — he was a Premier League record-breaker after all.
Elliott became the youngest player in English top flight history at the time when he made his first-team Fulham debut at the age of just 16 years and 30 days old.
Two months later, after just three senior appearances for the Cottagers, he was a Liverpool player.
It was a true ‘pinch me’ moment for the young midfielder, who after his dream transfer posted a photograph on Instagram of him wearing a Reds shirt as a boy. Well, as a younger boy.
He’s now approaching 100 appearances for the 19-time English champions, having been a Liverpool player for five years and won a Carabao Cup winners’ medal.
But the novelty and awe of playing for the mighty Reds has not worn off just yet.
“I didn’t really see it coming to be honest, and I didn’t think I’d be where I am today this quick,” Elliott said in an exclusive interview with talkSPORT’s Jim White.
“But it’s just all credit to the club, to bring me in so quickly — I’m still a young man and still learning my ways.
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