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‘A fine, fine footballer’ – Klopp discusses new Liverpool signing Harvey Elliott

Jurgen Klopp has described Harvey Elliott as a ‘fine, fine footballer’ after the highly-rated 16-year-old made his first appearance for the club since joining from Fulham.

Liverpool beat off a host of competition to sign the talented teenager this summer, with Elliott having become the youngest player in Premier League history when making his league debut for Fulham at the end of last season.

The winger was introduced as a substitute during Liverpool‘s pre-season defeat to Napoli on Sunday, and Klopp was full of praise for the youngster following his arrival at the club.

“I can say many positive things about the boy because we have signed him and he decided to join us when he could have gone pretty much anywhere,” the German said after the game in Edinburgh.

“He wanted to be part of Liverpool because of his talent.

“Now that he is here, let’s work with him. He needs game time, we have to see where he will get that.

“He is obviously a fine, fine footballer – that is the reason why were really interested.”

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