Liverpool can expect to see big things from Harvey Elliott in the years to come after one pundit branded the youngster as the best teenage academy prospect in world football.
The 17-year-old moved to Anfield from Fulham last summer in a deal still to be settled and for a fee that could reach a record sum.
And Elliott has already made his mark on Anfield, having featured seven times for the first team this season and leading both Jurgen Klopp and former Under-23s manager Neil Critchley to lavish wholesome praise on the teenager.
Over the weekend, an interview staged by Klopp’s No 2 Pep Ljinders claimed Klopp ‘fell in love’ with Liverpool’s ‘little diamond’ the first time he watched him in training, giving a hint of the big things we can expect to see from the player in the years to come.
And now pundit Paul Robinson has lavished more wholesome praise on the teenager – and has made the ballsy claim that Elliott is the best academy prospect in the world game.
When asked if he believes there is a better teenager in the game than Elliott, Robinson told Football Insider: “If there is I have not seen them.
“When he has come into the team he has done outstandingly well. At 17 he looks comfortable and capable. He is going to have a very long and profitable career.
“To come into the Liverpool squad is not easy. Look at the quality of player they have got.
“They are European champions and probably Premier League champions so the pull to come to Liverpool has never been higher. They can pull in the world’s best talent if they wanted to but the fact that they have given him a new contract shows you what they think of him.
“A quality player. I rate him. He is going to be around for a long, long time at the top level and at Liverpool if he wants to be.”
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