Harvey Elliott: The Chertsey and Liverpool Starboy

CommunityAd look at the exciting career of the talented midfielder Harvey Elliott.

 

CommunityAd Exclusive - Harvey Elliott: The Chertsey and Liverpool Starboy

Wikimedia author Mehdi Bolourian via commons.wikimedia.org/ (CC BY 4.0).

As we close in on the end of the 2023/24 football season, it was a campaign of firsts for Liverpool’s 21-year-old midfielder Harvey Elliott who not only endured his first 50-plus game season, but also made his 100th appearance for The Reds on the 21st February in a 4-1 win over Luton.

An incredible feat for such a young player, Elliott’s century of performances makes him just the fourth-youngest player in the club’s history to reach 100 games.

Born 7 miles away in Chertsey on 4th April 2003, Harvey’s love of football came from a very young age and his close control and natural ability with a ball at his feet was quickly noticed by his parents. At just 8 years of age, after training with Fulham, Harvey left to join the youth system at Queens Park Rangers. Chelsea rejected Harvey for being ‘too small’ but Elliott’s dad Scott would help tutor and instil a strong work ethic in the youngster, giving 100% at all times in training.

With the ball always at his feet, The Magna Carta School (2014-2016) and Coombe Boys’ School student was signed by Fulham in 2018 and, in September of that year, the midfielder became the youngest player to play in the League Cup at just 15 years and 174 days. The following May, Harvey made his Premier League debut for The Cottagers but it wasn’t too long after this that he would be on the move to another Premier League club, swapping the south for the north.

Growing up as a Liverpool fan idolising Steven Gerrard, Harvey’s dream came true when, at 16, he signed for his boyhood club in July 2019. In his first season at Liverpool, he starred for the academy with 12 goal involvements in 19 games. This impressive form was rewarded as Jürgen Klopp gave Harvey his club debuts in the League Cup; making history becoming the youngest player to start a match at Anfield, Premier League and FA Cup.

To gain further game experience, the star was loaned out to Championship side Blackburn where he would make an immediate impact, establishing his incredible talent for all to see at just 17. On the 2nd December 2020, Elliot’s sensational strike in a win against Millwall would win him the club’s Goal of the Season award. Harvey’s loan spell was a hugely impressive one, scoring 7 goals and getting 11 assists; the second-highest in the Championship that season.

The 2021-22 season saw Harvey return to Liverpool but after suffering a dislocated ankle from a challenge by a Leeds United defender, he would be on the sidelines for 5 months, returning in February 2022 to make his Champions League debut and score a crucial 9th penalty in Liverpool’s dramatic 11-10 League Cup penalty shootout victory against Chelsea. That season, The Reds also won the FA Cup but with Klopp using 31 players in the competition sadly Elliot missed out on a medal. Only a few months later though, Harvey added the FA Community Shield to his honours list with a 3-1 win over Manchester City.

The dynamic midfielder added yet another piece of silverware to his ever-growing trophy cabinet when, this time with the England Under-21s, he helped The Three Lions win the 2023 European Championship. The Liverpool number 19 has played 20 times for the England U21s, scoring 8 goals. This season, the maestro started in the club’s 1-0 League Cup win over Chelsea, meaning that at just 21 years of age, Elliott has already won two league cups in his career.

Dubbed ‘Starboy’ by many admirers including fellow teammate Andrew Robertson, Harvey has played a variety of positions under Klopp including the centre of midfield, attacking midfield and, more favourably at the moment, on the right wing. Harvey has shone many times already for Liverpool, perhaps most noticeably in man-of-the-match performances against Newcastle and Burnley, and in his 100th game for the club, helping The Reds comeback from a goal down to win 4-1 against Luton, scoring the fourth goal.

 

With a football brain that is wise beyond his years, the vision to pick out a killer pass and an eye for goal, the future of Harvey Elliott looks destined to include even more silverware and, surely, a call-up to the senior England side. We are all excited to watch just how far the Chertsey boy can go.

Exclusives by Area

Search