18-year old wonderkid Harvey Elliott who has caught the hearts and imagination of fans over the past couple of years has signed a new long-term contract with Liverpool FC. He spent last season on loan at Blackburn Rovers, and was nominated for the EFL’s Young Player of the Season award after scoring seven goals and 11 assists.
And he is now ready to become a regular feature in Jurgen Klopp’s lineup at Liverpool. He expressed his excitement in an interview with liverpoolfc.com, saying, “It’s always a nice feeling when you sign a new contract – especially for your boyhood club. It’s all done and dusted now so I’ve just got to focus on pre-season, get my work in and make sure I’m ready for the season.”
He expressed his gratitude for the support that the club have given him throughout.
“Ever since I first walked through the door they have showed it. They show it with every single player; they always have faith in you, they’re always giving you 100 per cent on the training pitch and off the training pitch, always wanting you to be the best possible person and player”, he said.
“I feel like there’s a lot of faith in me. But it’s just down to me to go and show it and prove them right.
“It’s not going to come easily [getting in Klopp’s lineup]; there’s a great bunch of boys here and great talent. But it’s down to me to work hard. I believe in myself that I can do it. I just want to be around the team, support everyone and be there if needed.”
He also spoke about the Liverpool fans who have cheered him on.
“Their support to us boys is like having a 12th man on the pitch, to be honest, and we’ve missed them a lot. This year will be nice to have them back, nice to have them in the stadiums, and hopefully we can prove them right this year and go and do it again. They are unbelievable, the fans are truly one of us; they keep us going and keep us positive. We just want to do everything for them, we want to win for them. [We’ll] give it 100 per cent.”