He takes care of the people around him…Harvey Elliott talks about the “awesomeness” of Mohamed Salah

He takes care of the people around him...Harvey Elliott talks about the "awesomeness" of Mohamed Salah Hot Prospect

While at Fulham, England U-21 midfielder Harvey Elliott made his professional debut at just 15 years old and also made his Premier League debut at the age of 16 years and 60 days, breaking the record for the youngest debutant in the league’s history.

In the summer of 2019, he decided to move to Liverpool, a club he had supported since childhood, and the following season he was on loan at Blackburn Rovers, where he rapidly developed as a player. He has been playing the role of a super-sub who can change the flow of the game from the middle of the field this season.

The 20-year-old midfielder, who originally showed his talent as a right winger, says he has learned a lot from Mohamed Salah, the Egyptian international who plays mainly on the right wing, and praises him not only for the way he plays but also for the time he spends advising other players.

“I think to the very day I retire I’ll always be learning different things from different players and Mo is a great example of that,”

“Especially because we kind of played the same position when I first joined the club. I signed as a right winger, [but] knowing that it would take a miracle to take his spot!”

“I had to adapt my game but there were things I could take from that position into the midfield where I play now: goalscoring threat, creativity and stuff like that.”

“With Mo, he’s always trying not only to push myself but the other youngsters as well and, in all fairness, he doesn’t really need to do it.”

“He’s an icon on and off the pitch and it would be easy to just focus on himself and keep making sure he’s breaking records and so on, but he takes time out of his day to check in on us, to make sure we know that if we need anything, he’s always there to give us pointers.”

“For instance, although he was at the AFCON with Egypt, he messaged me after the Arsenal game in the last round of the FA Cup saying, ‘How did you find it?’ and so on. They are the things he doesn’t have to do but he’s just a great human being and always wants the best for everyone.”

“To have him in the team and to see what he’s accomplished is just unbelievable and it’s a pleasure to share the pitch with him.”