Liverpool starlet Harvey Elliott will become the Reds’ youngest ever player tonight at Anfield, as Arsenal come to town in the hopes of knocking us out of the EFL Cup.
The winger is aged just 16 years and 209 days, which puts him ahead of the rest. Of course, Jerome Sinclair is still the youngest player to have ever appeared for us, but not at home.
Jack Robinson and Ki Jana Hoever are the only other two players to have played for the Reds while still just 16 years old.
The EFL Cup is clearly a competition that Jurgen Klopp is willing to field the less experienced players, and it’s a superb opportunity for them to give him something to think about.
At his age, it also shows the level of trust the management has in Elliott to put him in against Arsenal – and it also shows the ability of the lad.
The young winger plays with a high intensity, and looks well beyond his years when he’s got the ball at his feet.
Hopefully he’ll go on to get himself a goal against Arsenal, against top class players, in a side that has players like Mesut Ozil.
It’d be a huge confidence boost, but that’s not something he’s lacking in! Go on Harvey lad.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 30, 2019