Liverpool midfielder Harvey Elliott has signed a new contract that will keep him at the club until 2027.
The 19-year-old is one of the club’s most promising players, and has already become a key member of Jurgen Klopp’s squad.
Our diamond is here to stay 💎 pic.twitter.com/vF3kiTEE1X
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 11, 2022
In his first season, Elliott made nine appearances for the senior club across all competitions after joining from Fulham in 2019 before he was loaned out the following season to Championship team Blackburn Rovers, where he scored seven goals in 42 games.
Last season, the England Under-21 international looked set to become a key member of Klopp’s team, until he dislocated his ankle against Leeds United. Elliott missed most of the season due to an injury, but played a big part in the most recent pre-season games.
Following the announcement, Reds supporters appeared to be irritated that the team had prioritized keeping a player who still had plenty of time left on his contract as they would rather prefer that the team make new signings, particularly in central midfield.
Supporters believe they need to bring in a young talent to the middle of the park with Thiago Alcantara, James Milner, and Jordan Henderson all in their 30s. Here is how the supporters reacted to Elliot’s contract extension:
“We all know you’re using this as an excuse not to sign a midfielder”
“Given a 5 year contract last year wym here to stay, he was always here to stay sign a midfielder”
“Super news. Can you sign a midfielder now so we don’t burden our diamond with too much to do”
“His contract was already until 2026 stop distracting from the real issue and sign a midfielder to replace the bums we have at RCM (apart from Harvey who probably won’t even play ffs)”
Liverpool midfielder Harvey Elliott describes ‘rollercoaster’ year
Elliott is capable of playing both center midfield and in a front three, and the club obviously believes he has a bright future.
The teenager has had a challenging year due to injuries, but he appears determined to recover and establish a stellar career at Anfield. Elliott told Liverpoolfc.com:
“Yeah, it has done, to be fair. It’s been a big rollercoaster for me and my family and even for the club. So much has happened in the years that I have been here. We’ve already won so much and hopefully we can win so much more, so just to know that I am going to be here for a long time again, as I said it’s always a wonderful feeling for myself and my family being Liverpool supporters, so there is no better place in this world to be than playing for Liverpool and to put the shirt on and go out and play for the team and the fans.
“I’m hoping there are many more memories to come with it but I’m just so excited to put pen to paper and stay here for a lot longer.”
The Reds opened the 2022–23 Premier League season with 2-2 draw at Fulham. The next opponent they will face is Crystal Palace on August 15 at Anfield.