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Liverpool announce new long-term contract for Elliott



Liverpool have tied down young winger Harvey Elliott to a new long-term contract.

The Englishman joined from Fulham in July 2019 after making his Premier League debut as a 16-year-old.

He spent the recent campaign on loan with Blackburn Rovers in the Championship and managed 18 goal contributions in 41 games.

Liverpool have not specified the length of the deal, although it will keep Elliott at Anfield for a number of years.

He is a boyhood fan of the 19-time league champions. When asked about the special feeling of representing Liverpool, Elliott said: “There’s always going to be those butterflies whenever you put on the shirt, whenever you go out to train and play, whenever you’re involved in the club there’s always that feeling.

“Especially for me, being a Red, as well as my family – it’s nice to make them proud and make myself proud. But the hard work carries on.

“It’s always a nice feeling when you sign a new contract – especially for your boyhood club. It’s all done and dusted now so I’ve just got to focus on pre-season, get my work in and make sure I’m ready for the season.”

The winger has joined up with Jurgen Klopp’s team as they prepare for the new campaign.

Defenders Virgil Van Dijk and Joe Gomez, missing for much of last season through injury, are also in training.

Elliott has already signalled his intention of making it into the Premier League squad.

He will rival the likes of Sadio Mane, Mo Salah and Diogo Jota for a place in the team.

Elliott added: “Everyone’s aim is to get in the team. To get in and around it at least.

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“It’s not going to come easily; there’s a great bunch of boys here and great talent. But it’s down to me to work hard. I believe in myself that I can do it. I just want to be around the team, support everyone and be there if needed.

“Ever since I first walked through the door they [the coaching staff] have showed [faith]. They show it with every single player; they always have faith in you.”

Liverpool begin their league campaign against newly-promoted Norwich City on Saturday 14th August.

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