Harvey Elliott: 'Everybody wants to talk' about the 18-year-old, says Klopp

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(CNN)Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane scored Liverpool's goals successful the 2-0 Premier League triumph implicit Burnley, but it was the show of teen Harvey Elliott that truly caught the oculus connected Saturday.

The 18-year-old midfielder was making his archetypal Premier League commencement for Liverpool and helium didn't look retired of spot alongside the likes of established stars similar Jota, Mane, Mo Salah and Virgil van Dijk.

"Everybody wants to speech to maine astir Harvey and I recognize absolutely," Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp told the club's website.

    Liverpool signed Elliott from Fulham successful 2019, who made his debut for the London nine arsenic a 15-year-old.

      At the property of 16 years and 30 days, Elliott past became the youngest ever Premier League player successful May 2019, earlier his determination to Liverpool.

      The 2 clubs couldn't hold to a interest erstwhile Elliott signed, but the Professional Football Compensation Committee (PFCC) ordered Liverpool to wage a "record" sum -- reportedly arsenic overmuch arsenic $5.45 cardinal -- for the teen successful February.

      "Under the Youth Development Rules, the PFCC is tasked with assessing the compensation owed for a subordinate who leaves an Academy astatine the extremity of his registration, if the parties cannot hold the fig betwixt themselves," said Fulham earlier this year.

      "After a afloat hearing, the PFCC has decided that Fulham should beryllium entitled to important compensation. The grant (undisclosed) is simply a grounds magnitude for a 16-year-old subordinate and, successful the circumstances, Fulham is precise pleased and acknowledgment the PFCC for its cautious information of the arguments we enactment forward."

      Diogo Jota's header gave Liverpool a first-half pb  against Burnley.

      Sadio Mane scored the 2nd  extremity   for Liverpool.

      'A fantastic talent'

      Elliott played the full crippled connected Saturday and had 77 touches.

      "When an 18-year-old lad plays specified a mature crippled I tin recognize wherefore everyone was asking, but I was not amazed helium played similar this," added Klopp.

      "That is precisely however helium has trained present for six oregon 7 weeks since we are back, since helium is backmost from loan. Yes, it was a good."

      Last season, Liverpool loaned Elliott to Blackburn Rovers and Klopp said the teenager's clip playing successful English football's 2nd tier had been cardinal for his development.

        "He is simply a fantastic talent," Klopp told the BBC. "The measurement helium made successful the Championship was massive.

        "He tin play two, three, 4 positions -- he's a truly astute footballer," said Klopp.

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