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“To be as big of a legend” – Liverpool wonderkid keen to follow in the footsteps of Steven Gerrard

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Harvey Elliott hopes to emulate Steven Gerrard at Liverpool

Speaking to the club’s official site, Liverpool wonderkid Harvey Elliott has expressed his desire to follow in the footsteps of club legend Steven Gerrard at Liverpool.

The 17-year-old signed for Liverpool last summer from Fulham. In spite of his tender age, he has been a mainstay in the cup squads this season.

“I strive to be like Steven Gerrard, to be as big of a legend here as him”

Elliott has impressed both fans and staff alike and is expected to go a long way in his career. The youngest player to make a senior appearance for Liverpool, he is already in the history books.

He isn’t satisfied with just that and is keen to write more chapters in a story which is right now in a nascent stage.

Harvey Elliott wants to emulate Steven Gerrard at Liverpool

Harvey Elliott joined Liverpool from Fulham (Image credit: Getty)

Elliott has expressed his desire to win the Champions League and the Premier League at Liverpool. He is committed to seeing the club succeed and is willing to do his part to ensure it happens.

Learning from the best

From the current squad, it is Egyptian superstar Mohamed Salah who has had the most influence on the youngster.

Playing in a similar position, the youngster has learned a lot from our star man. Salah has also been a positive influence off the pitch and has constantly strived to help Elliott get better. He has described working alongside the Egyptian as a dream come true.

Harvey Elliott looks up to Mohamed Salah

Harvey Elliott replaced Mohamed Salah to make his PL debut

It is perhaps apt that Elliott made his first Premier League appearance for the club as a substitute for Salah. It was revealed by assistant manager Pepijn Ljinders that the youngster amazed Klopp in his first training session at the club. Considering the players the German has managed, that is some compliment.

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Elliott was a part of a young Liverpool side that defeated Arsenal in the Carabao Cup quarter-final and Everton in the third round of the FA Cup.

He was a part of the Liverpool squad that won the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup last year. If his confidence is anything to go by, the legend of Elliott is just beginning.