Harvey Elliott and Mohamed Salah have formed a good bond since becoming teammates in 2019, and all looks good for the future.
It’s safe to say that Harvey Elliott is living his dream right now.
The teenager has signed a new five-year contract at Liverpool right after completing an impressive pre-season audition under the tutelage of Jürgen Klopp and Pep Linders.
The midfielder, who moved from the south in 2019, has made no secret of his precious love for the club, which he watched from the stands at Anfield with his father Scott, even traveling to Kyiv, Ukraine. support Mohamed Salah and his company.
Following in the footsteps of Salah, Joe Gomez and Diogo Jota and writing a new term on Merseyside this summer has re-emphasized his meteoric rise since moving from West London. , the 19-year extension may come as a surprise to many, considering he has only played 641 minutes in senior football since signing his previous contract last summer.
Elliott’s progress last season was clearly hampered by the ankle ligament injury he sustained in September after being challenged by Leeds United defender Pascal Strike at Elland Road, and he is out of action as a midfielder until February. But it was only when the opportunity to solidify his position in the Reds midfield was ruthlessly snatched away did he show the boundless maturity over the years that he was able to impress the AXA training center. are in rehabilitation.
“Perhaps his biggest talent is how mentally prepared he is,” said Klopp after Elliott’s return with a stunning Kop final goal against Cardiff in February. “He’s still small, but he doesn’t play much on the pitch.
It’s like. He is very talented in many departments. ”
But the mantra “wise head on young shoulders” was a consistent theme during his time at Anfield, and Elliot has made no secret of his desire to emulate the Egyptian superstar’s success.
Elliott said in May: “He has been a huge asset to this club, scoring the winning goal, the important goal and taking us to many finals.” I’ve been trying to get close to him so the details can be with him one day. He’s a great player and willing to help if needed will give you
Salah’s relationship with the 19-year-old Reds prodigy is fairly closed on his part, as Salah is usually reluctant to speak to the media, but the Egyptian was reportedly at Liverpool’s training base in Kirkby. He is often seen giving advice to Elliott. It’s in the gym or on the field.
In fact, according to Reinders, during the Reds’ 28-day training camp in Austria last summer, Elliott, then 18, asked the 30-year-old for nutrition advice.
Harvey said one and Mo told him to just eat fruit.
“Harvey said, ‘I’m always learning from these guys! He feels that way, and I really like him.’
Positionally, both players appear to have been cut from the same cloth and their similarities are often on display when they line up on the right of Liverpool’s 4-3-3 at the same time. He also attacks third. Him trying to open up the defense with his characteristic left foot.
However, Elliott’s unexpected rise during his loan spell at Blackburn Rovers forced Klopp to open another door in the teenage starting eleven.
Following Thiago Alcantara’s injury in Saturday’s draw with Fulham, there is no question where the youngster will be in the short term as it looks set to play more time in Reds midfield, starting at Crystal Palace on Monday. As Elliot continues to establish himself in the gym and athletics, he will return to explore the right side of the offense after Salah’s days on Merseyside are over.
Meanwhile, in Elliot’s own words, since Salah moved from Rome in 2017, he has continued to learn from the Egyptians in the gym to savor the same groundbreaking success.
Asked on LFCTV’s Anfield on Thursday afternoon who has coached him the most so far, Elliott said: “Everyone has helped me, but I think Salah and Hend are more fair. They are better in position and quality of play just because I’m playing on the right side now”.
“For me, the two people who helped me took me aside and said, ‘You have to do this’ or ‘You can try this.’ Him.