Harvey Elliott, who joined Liverpool in 2019, has been one of the best Premier League talents. The 18-year-old has also become a favourite player under Jurgen Klopp.
However, Elliott’s season was halted abruptly after he sustained a terrible ankle injury in September against Leeds.
The Liverpool boss holds the youngster in high regard and has made a complete recovery.
Elliott’s father said that his talent was evident even at three years old.
Scott Elliott, Elliott’s father, spoke out on Kenn7 to reveal that he knew his son had a special talent early in life when he saw that he could destroy an ‘impossible’ seaside game.
Elliott’s father stated: “We were down at Brighton beach and he would have been three or maybe four and there’s a wall down there and you put the footballs through the holes in the wall.
“It was like three shots for a fiver to win something and I said to the guy: ‘That’s bloody impossible mate, no chance! He said, “I can have four balls for fivers.” [Harvey] can take the fourth shot, I’ll have a go’ and he went, ‘Yeah, go on then’.
“So I had my three shots and I was close to be fair, I was a bit gutted and then I said: ‘Here you go Harvs, have a go at this’, I put the ball down and me and his Mum were just standing there and he laced it straight through.
“And I know there’s a bit of luck in that, don’t get me wrong, but the strike and it was just one of those moments you look at each other and go ‘Wow, unbelievable!’.”
Elliott will be hoping to return to the Liverpool first team in the coming months, as the star has now returned to ‘light’ training following his horror injury.