Klopp signals key role for Harvey Elliott with five-year contract at Liverpool

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Harvey Elliott has signed a new five-year contract with Liverpool only 12 months after penning his previous long-term deal.

The 19-year-old missed five months of last season with a serious ankle injury but Liverpool, in keeping with their policy of rewarding a player’s development and contribution, have secured the midfielder on improved terms until 2027. Elliott, who joined from Fulham in 2019, signed another five-year contract last summer and made an impressive start to the campaign before his injury at Leeds.

The England under-21 international has now regained full fitness and is seen by Jürgen Klopp as having a key role in the team this season. That confidence in Elliott’s progress is reflected by the award of a new contract.

“It’s always nice to know that I’m going to be here for many more years, which is always a great thing with it being my boyhood club and there is nothing in this world that makes me more happy and more excited than this,” stated the player.

Liverpool have been hit by several injuries in midfield already this season with Thiago Alcântara expected to be out for at least a month with a hamstring problem suffered at Fulham on Saturday. Curtis Jones and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are also out injured although Naby Keïta, who missed the opening-day draw at Craven Cottage through illness, should be available for Monday’s visit of Crystal Palace to Anfield.