Liverpool forward Harvey Elliott put in a superb performance on his debut for the first team against the MK Dons last night. The 16-year-old hit the woodwork twice and was a constant menace from the right flank.
Despite his young age, he was a key figure as a young Reds side made it through to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup. Fans on Twitter are excited by the winger’s potential:
It turns out we made a big signing in the summer.
— Liverpool Red (@lfcredynwa) 26 September 2019
Superstar in the making
— Peter Thomas (@petert0056) 26 September 2019
Well done, fantastic performance last night
— Shaun (@sbfbmc) 26 September 2019
Unlucky having hit the crossbar twice but he was a flame🔥🔥
— #ME (@PoetiQ_Kidd) 26 September 2019
Keep working hard. Then he can be our new magician. 👏
— Rony Wijaya (@ronywijaya85) 26 September 2019
Great player already and what a prospect. 16 yrs of age!!!!
— Brian 💚💚 (@morrow_bh) 26 September 2019
He really deserves it.. Dude is a baller
— victor chidiebere (@doskiman) 26 September 2019
A huge talent, Liverpool's future is very very bright.
— Paul Holt (@PaulHolt7) 26 September 2019
Better than Messi you know
— Bill Skanda (@BillalIskandar) 26 September 2019
He was boss .
— ZAGA (@zzaga) 26 September 2019
Elliott joined the Reds from Fulham in the summer after deciding to sign a professional contract with the Merseysiders. It was only his fourth senior game and his first start.
The teenager was among a number of Liverpool’s youngsters who started last night. Curtis Jones, Ki-Jana Hoever and Caoimhin Kelleher all performed well in the 2-0 win, with Hoever even getting on the scoresheet.
Jurgen Klopp‘s side will face Arsenal at home in the next round. The game will take place at the end of October.