Liverpool have confirmed that Harvey Elliott has signed his first professional contract with the Premier League champions.
The 17-year-old has been mightily impressive when afforded the chance in Jurgen Klopp’s first team this season and he has been rewarded with a deal.
The forward has put pen to paper on a senior contract with the Reds having become eligible to do so after turning 17 on April 4.
Elliott told Liverpoolfc.com: “I think since the first day I’ve walked in, it’s been an indescribable journey so far.
“I think now to top it off with my first professional contract is a dream come true for me and my family. I’m excited to see what the future holds and I’m just excited to give everything to the club and the fans.”
It’s unclear how long Elliott has signed for, but the Daily Mirror report ed recently that Elliott had 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, who joined the club from Fulham last summer, has made eight first-team appearances so far.
“I think when I stepped out on the Anfield pitch when I played Arsenal, I think it was an emotional thing for me,” he added. “To obviously be watching the players and to be playing them with them, honestly it’s a dream come true.
“To be in and around the fans as well, to hear them singing You’ll Never Walk Alone when you’re stepping out on the pitch, it did bring a tear to my eye. I just can’t wait to give everything back to them and just to show them what I can do.”
Klopp has been impressed with Elliott 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.”