In Could 2019, Harvey Elliott turned the youngest participant in Premier League historical past, however his long-standing document was damaged when Brentford took on Arsenal on Sunday.
The midfielder set the document previous to his transfer to Liverpool forward of the 2019/20 season when, at aged 16 years and 30 days previous, he got here on for Fulham towards Wolves.
It’s a document that has stood for over three years, with Elliott, who solely turned 19 this 12 months, now one in every of Liverpool’s first-choice midfield choices.
Elliott, although, can not boast the title of the youngest to ever make a Premier League look, after his document was damaged in Arsenal‘s 3-0 win over Brentford on Sunday.
Eyebrows have been raised when the Gunners named 15-year-old Ethan Nwaneri on the bench, with the midfielder solely born in March 2007.
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And with the Gunners cruising to a different victory to maneuver above Man Metropolis on the high of the desk, supervisor Mikel Arteta took the chance to introduce Nwaneri to the motion within the closing phases.
At 15 years and 181 days previous, he beats beats Elliott’s document by 214 days, and is the first-ever 15-year-old to look within the Premier League.
When Elliott set the document, he surpassed fellow Fulham academy graduate Matthew Briggs, who was 16 years and 68 days previous when he made his first-team debut in Could 2007.
Former Chelsea ahead Izzy Brown and Aaron Lennon are the opposite two gamers to make up the highest 5 youngest gamers in Premier League historical past.
Elliott received’t be too dissatisfied, with these data meaningless until gamers go on to determine profitable careers on the high degree.
And that’s what Elliott is effectively on his strategy to doing, having appeared in each sport Liverpool have performed up to now this season, and doing in order one of many Reds’ standout performers.
He scored his first league aim for the Reds of their 9-0 rout of Bournemouth final month.
After taking part in as a right-sided attacker for the overwhelming majority of his youth profession, Elliott has moved right into a central midfield position lately.
He’ll spend the subsequent two weeks away with England’s under-21’s, amid studies he wasn’t far-off from being included in Gareth Southgate’s senior squad.
Keep it up at this fee, and it received’t be lengthy till he makes the minimize.