Klopp hints at Harvey Elliott plan, as Liverpool starlet prepares to sign up

Date published: Wednesday 10th June 2020 9:59

Harvey Elliott will sign his first professional contract next month with Jurgen Klopp set to give him a run of Liverpool games in the restarted Premier League.

The Daily Mirror reports that Elliott, who turned 17 in April, has been offered a three-year deal which he will sign at the start of July, with the option of two further years once he turns 18.

Elliott is the youngest player in Premier League history having featured for Fulham against Wolves in May last year before moving to Anfield from Craven Cottage.

The Reds still do not know how much the promising Elliott will cost them after the two clubs failed to agree compensation. Fulham were thought to be asking for at least £7million for Elliott, which would be a record amount for a fee set by a tribunal.

Klopp though has been impressed by the midfielder and last October he said: “It’s easy to be convinced about him when you see him training.

“He is an exceptional talent, absolutely, and he’s a nice kid as well.”

The Liverpool boss has also hinted that Elliott, who made his Premier League debut when coming on as a sub for Mohamed Salah in a 2-0 win over Sheffield United in January, will get some game time in the final nine matches and add to his seven senior appearances this term.

The youngster needs four more Premier League appearances to be eligible for a title winners’ medal, and Klopp could be intent on handing them to him, especially if the Reds wrap up the title in the first two games back.

 

 

 

Klopp, when speaking about Adam Lallana’s short-term contract on Tuesday, hinted the club’s youngsters may be given opportunities ahead of next season.

“Adam always puts the club first – always! In the conversations we have had, he has been the first to express that my priority as a manager needs to be the players who are at this club for longer than just the rest of this season,” said Klopp.

“He wants to be here to finish the job and do it properly, but it says everything about him that his biggest concern was blocking the progress and opportunity of a player who is under contract for next season also.”

Lallana has been joined in signing a short-term deal by third-choice keeper Andy Lonergan, while Nathaniel Clyne will be allowed to depart on June 30 as a free agent.

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