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Harvey Elliott Signs A New Long-Term Deal

One of Liverpool's best youngsters, Harvey Elliott, has just signed a new contract with the club after his impressive season on loan with Blackburn Rovers.

Harvey Elliott was already highly rated by Liverpool fans after he switched from Fulham to Liverpool's academy in 2019.

While he was on loan at Blackburn Rovers though, he firmly put his name on the map for the rest of the Premier League.

Harvey Elliott

Elliott was one of the best players in the Championship, he scored seven goals and got 11 assists in 41 appearances.

He was also voted second in the Championship Young Player of the Season awards behind Crystal Palace's new signing Michael Olise.

After his impressive showing in the Championship, Liverpool have tied the youngster down to a new long-term contract.

The 18-year-old had this to say after agreeing his new deal: “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 had already been selected for the pre-season tour in Austria which begins on July 12th. 

The Liverpool winger also said how he is willing to fight for his place in Liverpool's team next year and he is hoping he can get some game time under Jurgen Klopp.

“I think that’s got to be everyone’s aim: to get in the team. To get in and around it at least,” Elliott said.

“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 percent 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.”

With Xherdan Shaqiri's future at Anfield still up in the air, it may mean that Elliott ends up taking his place next season and getting the game time he is hoping for.

This is a great deal for Elliott and Liverpool. 

He is a massive Liverpool fan and clearly cares about the club. 

If he can continue of his upward trajectory, then he can go straight to the top and become one of the best young talents in world football.