Jurgen Klopp reacts to teenager’s first Liverpool FC appearance

Jurgen Klopp has his say on Harvey Elliott's performance in Liverpool FC's 2-0 win at MK Dons on Wednesday night

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp (Photo: New Balance)

Jurgen Klopp could not hide his delight at the way Harvey Elliott performed when making his full Liverpool FC debut on Wednesday night.

The 16-year-old, who signed for the Reds in the summer, played the full 90 minutes as he helped the Reds to book their place in the fourth round of the League Cup with a 2-0 win away to MK Dons.

Elliott will be hoping to continue impressing Klopp this season as he looks to break into the first team in the coming weeks and months following his switch to Liverpool FC.

The teenager will also be hoping to be involved when the Reds return to League Cup action at the end of October when they host Arsenal in the fourth round.

And Klopp admitted that he was very happy with the youngster’s performance as he made his full first-team debut for the Merseyside outfit.

Speaking at his post-match news conference, Klopp said: “Sixteen years old still and this kind of football is good, really good for us.

“Brilliant boy, takes the situation really well, wants to learn. Tonight, he will always be a special player for moments, but his overall performance when you see him defending, when you see his movements are so smart, it’s not easy to outplay him.

“That’s really, really good and his left foot is not too bad. A bit unlucky, otherwise he would have scored. Good player.

“They are all good, we don’t have bad young players, to be honest. They are all really skilled, so that’s why it’s so important we can give them these matches. We will try to continue like this. We will see.”

Liverpool FC will return to Premier League action on Saturday lunchtime when they travel to Sheffield United in the top flight.

The Reds are looking to preserve their 100 per cent start to the new campaign and keep their five-point lead at the top of the table.

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