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Liverpool sign teen record-breaker Harvey Elliott

Harvey Elliott. (Source: @LFC). Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team London, UK Jul 28, 2019, 05.24 PM (IST)

European champions Liverpool announced on Sunday the signing of 16-year-old winger Harvey Elliott from Fulham. 

Elliott became the youngest player in Premier League history when he made two top-flight appearances for the Cottagers last season. 

At the age of 16 years and 30 days, he had set the record when he featured as a late substitute against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

"To have joined the club that I supported as a boy is a dream come true for me and all of my family and it's an incredible feeling to now officially be able to call myself a Red!" the 16-year-old Elliott wrote on Instagram.

He further added, "I can't wait to get started and it will be a truly special feeling to pull the famous red jersey on. I'll work as hard as I possibly can for the club and I feel Anfield is the perfect place for me to develop and progress as a player."

Ahead of the move, Elliott was linked with Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Arsenal and Manchester City as per the British media. 

Liverpool also announced that Elliott will be a part of the squad for Sunday's friendly against Napoli. 

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Elliott is Liverpool's second signing of the summer as earlier this month the Reds completed the signing of 17-year-old Dutch defender Sepp van den Berg from PEC Zwolle.

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'To have joined the club that I supported as a boy is a dream come true for me,' said Harvey Elliott