“Reminds me of a Phil Foden” – Noel Whelan tips Liverpool youngster to be a superstar “for a long, long time”
Former Leeds United Forward Noel Whelan has hinted that Liverpool young sensation Harvey Harvey Elliott is a superstar in the making.
Noel Whelan claimed that the 18-year-old reminds him of Manchester City star forward Phil Foden.
The 47-year-old also believes that the former Fulham winger will be ‘breaking down Jurgen Klopp’s door’ for a regular run in the Liverpool side.
Elliott had a brilliant start to the season, receiving regular minutes as part of a midfield three but sustained a horrible ankle injury in September against Leeds United.
After sitting out for five-month on the sidelines, the youngster has made his much-awaited comeback and is doing pretty well.
While talking about Klopp’s options in the middle of the park, Whelan claimed that the Liverpool manager has a wide array of options in that area.
The 47-year-old told Football Insider; “Klopp’s got so many options in that central area, hasn’t he? You could have Elliott in there.
“I like seeing him out in the wide areas as well, driving in and producing that bit of magic – but there’s fierce competition out there at the moment.
“James Milner, Curtis Jones, Harvey Elliott – these are all players who will be breaking down Klopp’s door in order to get into that side.”
“But when you talk about longevity, Elliott is the one. He’s gonna be a superstar for a long, long time – he reminds me of a Phil Foden. Klopp will make an assessment on who to put in there but they look a lot stronger – even with Thiago out,” Whelan added.