“Our Phil Foden type player”: Many Reds fans excited by impressive Liverpool transfer

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It seems the Reds will soon have a huge, promising talent on their hands after The Telegraph reported Fulham’s 16-year-old Harvey Elliott – the youngest player ever to feature in the Premier League – has rejected a scholarship with The Cottagers and will complete a transfer to Anfield.

Apparently rebuffing the approaches of Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, Elliott will leave the Fulham academy to continue his development by taking his next steps with us at Liverpool.

One Red even went so far as to compare the youngster to Manchester City’s Phil Foden. Like Elliott, he’s a gifted, teenage left-footer with confidence, tight control, and a creative eye for goal: the two share precocity as a trait.

While Elliott holds the record for the youngest appearance in the Premier League, Foden holds the same record in the Champions League. Equally, Foden is a boyhood supporter of City and some have suggested that Ellliot grew up supporting the Reds.

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The Fulham academy has been responsible for producing other gifted starlets such as Patrick Roberts and Ryan Sessegnon, but Elliott – an England Under-17s midfielder – must have seen that opportunities and evolution are on offer with the Reds and settled on a pathway on Merseyside.

After news Neil Critchley is adopting the senior side’s training regimes for the U23s, in order to prepare them for any possible chances to go up to Melwood, Elliott will be hoping for an eventual opportunity up at Melwood in the coming years.

News of this exciting new prospect has been greeted with surprise and enthusiasm by Reds fans, who see Elliott has being yet another addition to Liverpool’s growing cohort of skilled, up-and-coming youngsters.

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