It’s not often a 16-year-old is the only player spoken about during a professional game of football…
But tonight, Twitter is awash with Harvey Elliott discussion, with Reds and non-Reds wowed by the teenager’s ability.
Elliott hit the bar early on, when in truth, it was easier to score, but the incident didn’t affect his confidence one bit.
The playmaker constantly got on the ball, making things happen, playing clever passes and displaying a near perfect touch. He had efforts on goal with his weaker right-foot and clearly enjoyed every minute.
Liverpool’s youngest ever player is still Jerome Sinclair, but while the jury was always out on the forward, we cannot imagine a situation where a player with Elliott’s natural ability won’t make it very, very big.
The only thing standing in his way is himself and the effort he chooses to put in over the next few years.
If Elliott wants it, the footballing world is his oyster.
Here’s some of what Liverpool fans were saying tonight.
Harvey Elliott is something special. So much confidence for a 16 year old to be heavily involved with our attacks. Taking on players, eye for the pass, what a player.
— Samuel. (@SamueILFC) September 25, 2019
Sometimes you can just tell straight away when a young player has “it”. That special quality to make it all the way to the top.
Harvey Elliott has that. The constant, intelligent movement. Maturity to keep it simple when called for. The touch, passing and skill. Baller.
— Biggies MaIIs (@MoMoneyMoSaIah) September 25, 2019
Nevermind injury, Harvey Elliott should be keeping Shaqiri out of the first team squad.
His talent is exceptional and his confidence is well beyond his years.
— LFC Fans Corner (@LFCFansCorner) September 25, 2019
Really like the look of Harvey Elliott. Constantly looking to get on the ball and never afraid to take on his man. Some of the best chances have come from build up down his side. Should’ve buried his early chance but clearly a talent.
— Leanne Prescott (@_lfcleanne) September 25, 2019
When Adam Lallana grows up he wants to become Harvey Elliott.
— Rory Greenfield (@RoryGreenfield) September 25, 2019
Still cant get my head around that Harvey Elliott is only 16 lad looks so composed! Predict big big things 👏
— Dan Berry (@danbezza88) September 25, 2019
Harvey Elliott is the most exciting young player right now. Confidence, talent, composure. Kid will be the real deal before 18. #MKDLIV
— Cam Jesney (@cam_jesney) September 25, 2019
Harvey Elliott is the real deal crazy to think he's 16 years old, believe me that boy is a real deal. What a talent this young boy! Crazy man!
— GlazersOut ® (@WarriorVidic15) September 25, 2019