Harvey Elliott has signed a new five-year contract at Liverpool, with the teenager now looking to prove to Jurgen Klopp that he is ready for a regular first-team squad place.
The highly-rated attacking midfielder was snapped up from Fulham in 2019 but has only made nine appearances for Klopp’s men to date. The 18-year-old spent last season on loan at Blackburn to earn some valuable first-team experience, scoring seven goals and adding 11 assists in 41 games for Rovers.
Speaking after extending his stay on Merseyside, Elliott told Liverpool’s official website: “It’s always going to be there throughout the years I’m here. Hopefully it’s going to be a long time.
“There’s always going to be those butterflies whenever you put on the shirt, whenever you go out to train and play, whenever you’re involved in the club there’s always that feeling.
“Especially for me, being a Red, as well as my family. It’s nice to make them proud and make myself proud. But the hard work carries on.
“It’s always a nice feeling when you sign a new contract – especially for your boyhood club. It’s all done and dusted now so I’ve just got to focus on pre-season, get my work in and make sure I’m ready for the season.”
Elliott out to impress Klopp
With his spell at Ewood Park in the bank, Elliott now feels he has a greater chance of impressing Klopp.
He added: “I think that’s got to be everyone’s aim: to get in the team. To get in and around it at least.
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“It’s not going to come easily; there’s a great bunch of boys here and great talent. But it’s down to me to work hard. I believe in myself that I can do it. I just want to be around the team, support everyone and be there if needed.
“Ever since I first walked through the door they [the coaching staff] have showed [faith]. They show it with every single player; they always have faith in you.
“They’re always giving you 100 per cent on the training pitch and off the training pitch, always wanting you to be the best possible person and player. I feel like there’s a lot of faith in me. But it’s just down to me to go and show it and prove them right.”