• Liverpool's Harvey Elliott has made his first-team debut this season
  • Reds boss Jurgen Klopp admits he is often asked about Elliott
  • The 18-year-old has earned comparisons to Lionel Messi

Jurgen Klopp can see why people have been buzzing about his newest Liverpool rising star.

Liverpool is off to a hot start this season in the English Premier League, having been enjoying a two-game winning streak.

The usual suspects Diogo Jota, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah have already bagged a total of five goals combined to fire the Reds to the second spot in the standings.

However, it was Liverpool’s first-team debutant Harvey Elliott who has been the hottest subject thus far, having impressed in his first Premier League appearance at Anfield on Saturday.

Acknowledging Elliott’s rise, Reds boss Klopp admitted that everyone has been longing to hear his thoughts on the 18-year-old.

"Everybody wants to talk to me about Harvey [Elliott] and I understand absolutely," Klopp told Liverpool’s official website via CNN.

Despite being a newbie, Elliott didn’t look out of place playing alongside Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita in the midfield three of Liverpool’s starting line-up against Burnley.

Speaking after the game, Henderson heaped praise on Elliott, describing the youngster as a “special, fantastic and outstanding.”

“Harvey’s a special player,” Henderson told the club’s website. “He’s been fantastic last season when he was on loan at Blackburn and then he’s come back in great shape for pre-season and done really well, so he deserved his start today and I thought he took it.”

“I thought he was outstanding, his work rate, but also obviously the stuff he can do on the ball, the final passes. Overall I thought he was outstanding.”

Elliott first arrived at Liverpool from Fulham in 2019 and made his debut for the Merseyside club at age 15.

Even at a tender age, Elliott has already proven that he’s a cut above the rest and even earned comparisons to Lionel Messi.

Lionel Messi scored twice in Barcelona's victory over Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday.
Lionel Messi scored twice in Barcelona's victory over Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday. AFP / ANDER GILLENEA

He spent the past season on loan at Blackburn, notching seven goals and 11 assists in 41 games on loan for the Rovers.

This season, Elliott is confident Liverpool got his back as he looks forward to a productive campaign with his parent club.

“I believe in myself that I can do it,” the attacker said in a statement after signing a long-term deal with the Reds this summer. “Ever since I first walked through the door they (the coaching staff) have shown [faith]. They show it with every single player; they always have faith in you.”

“They’re always giving you 100% on the training pitch and off the training pitch, always wanting you to be the best possible person and player,” he continued. “I feel like there’s a lot of faith in me. But it’s just down to me to go and show it and prove them right.”