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Liverpool Starlet Pens New Long-Term Deal

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Harvey Elliott has penned a three-year contract following a strong start to his Anfield stay.

FBL-ENG-FACUP-LIVERPOOL-EVERTON Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images

The 16-year-old has impressed since arriving in the summer and has been rewarded with a new contract that will tie him down at Anfield through 2023. The ex-Fulham youth player has stood out since his first appearances on the Liverpool preseason tour, starring for the U23 squad and even seeing game time with the first team.

He has excelled for the reserves with five goals and chipping in another 12 assists for Neil Critchley’s side so far this term, while six of his seven first team outings have come as a starter.

Manager Jürgen Klopp, in particular, has approved of the youngster’s accounting of himself in training sessions with the adult squad, with the tricky winger looking comfortable amongst the world class players in the Liverpool side.

Elliott will only be eligible to sign the contract in the summer after he turns 17 per FA rules. A decision from a tribunal set to follow shortly after on whether Liverpool should pay Fulham a record £7.1m for the talented Cottagers youth product.

Motions by Liverpool negotiators for the youngster to “do something” about the man bun he continues to sport are not said to have not been included as clauses in the contract, however.