Paul Robinson has tipped Harvey Elliott to be “an integral part of the squad” next season as Liverpool hold off on announcing the teenager has agreed a new deal.
The former Spurs and Leeds United goalkeeper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed it is “frightening” to think where the 17-year-old will be in three years time.
Football Insider revealed last month that the attacker had agreed a new three-year deal at Anfield worth £20,000-a-week having impressed during his first season at Anfield.
The Reds are still to agree a fee for Elliott, nine months after from his arrival from Fulham.
The versatile left-footer has made seven senior appearances so far this term with Jurgen Klopp predominantly utilising him as a right-winger.
When asked by Football Insider if he expects Elliott to be challenging for a position in the starting eleven in three years time, Robinson said: “It is frightening thinking where he will be in three years time.
“He is going to have some future in the game.
“I am surprised it is only three years. I would have expected a long contract. Whether that is him or the club I do not know. A player of that quality and that age, I would be looking to tie him down to a longer contract if I was Liverpool.
“I do not think he is going to be sent out on loan. He has had a taste this year and shown more than enough to show that he can be an integral part of the squad next year.”
Assistant manager Pepijn Lijnders, as quoted by The Athletic: “Everyone sees what a great player he is but behind that player is a great human being and a great addition to our squad.
“He’s our little diamond of the team.”
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