Teenager wonderkid Harvey Elliott dubbed ‘the next Lionel Messi’ by excited fans after impressing in pre-season win

Updated: 01/12/2023

Harvey Elliott may only be 16 but he looks set for a bright future at Liverpool.

The talented teenager was signed by the Reds this summer from Fulham and has made his first appearances in their pre-season friendlies.

Harvey Elliott came on in the second half against Lyon

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Harvey Elliott came on in the second half against Lyon

Elliott came on in the second half of their match against Lyon on Wednesday and fans were seriously impressed.

He was even being compared with the likes of Lionel Messi and Kaka for his movement and skill with the ball at his feet.


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Liverpool picked up their first win of pre-season in that match with Lyon.

They went a goal down early on when Alisson Becker conceded a penalty in the third minute and Memphis Depay converted.

Roberto Firmino equalised in the 17th minute with an excellent finish from inside the box before a spectacular own goal from Joachim Anderson put the ball into his own net.

Harry Wilson’s spectacular strike from 25 yards made it 3-1 and completed a good performance for Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Elliott was one of a number of youngsters who caught the eye during the game and fans were suitably impressed.

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