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 most promising players at the Merseyside club and has become an integral part of Jurgen Klopp’s squad. Elliott joined Fulham in 2019 and made nine senior team appearances in his debut campaign across all competitions. He was then shipped out on loan to Championship side Blackburn Rovers the following season, where he scored seven times in 42 appearances.
The England U21 international looked set to become an integral part of Klopp’s team last term but suffered a dislocated ankle against Leeds United. Elliott was kept out for most of the season due to injury but played a major part in the most recent pre-season fixtures.
Following the announcement, Reds fans seemed irritated by the fact that the club have priortised keeping a player who already had plenty of time on his deal. Instead, they want the club to sign new players, especially in central midfield.
With Thiago Alcantara, James Milner and Jordan Henderson in their thirties, supporters feel they need to bring in younger talent into the middle of the park. Here is how the fans reacted to Elliot’s contract extension:
Super news. Can you sign a midfielder now so we don’t burden our diamond with too much to do
— WAZ (@Waz612) August 11, 2022Advertisement
That isn’t a new midfield signing
— 6x UCL Winners 🏆 (@Ak2000_____) August 11, 2022
We all know you’re using this as an excuse not to sign a midfielder😹
— Daniel (@DamnDanieIv3) August 11, 2022
Given a 5 year contract last year wym here to stay, he was always here to stay 😭😭sign a midfielder
— Papa🇿🇦 (@qurqurqo) August 11, 2022
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)
— scouse joël 🇦🇹🦒 (@joelthegiraffe2) August 11, 2022