Harvey Elliott passes Steven Gerrard record

Harvey Elliott passes Steven Gerrard record

Harvey Elliott passes Steven Gerrard record

Liverpool midfielder Harvey Elliott celebrated his 21st Birthday yesterday, coming off the bench to help Liverpool defeat Sheffield United 3 – 1, and in doing so, made his 109 appearance for the club.

Liverpool Football Club has an abundance of young talent in their squad at the moment. From Jarell Quansah and Conor Bradley to Bobby Clark and Jayden Dans, Jurgen Klopp has promoted numerous young players into the first-team squad this season, but the shining light amongst all these promising youngsters is Harvey Elliott, who has taken his game to a whole other level this season.

Although slightly older than the other players mentioned above, Elliott is still one of the younger members of the Liverpool squad, having celebrated his 21st Birthday yesterday.

For most people, turning 21 means a big party, with music, food, and alcohol.  Not so for Elliott, who instead, produced another excellent performance in front of 60,000 fans, when called into action as a second-half substitute.  During his 30-minute cameo, Elliott provided balance and control down Liverpool’s right-hand side, linked up with well Gakpo, Nunez, and Diaz, and produced a brilliant cross for Andy Robertson, which the Scot should have scored at the back post.

Across the season, Elliott has been involved in every match-day squad, making 43 appearances and totaling 2244 minutes of football.  He has scored 3 goals and created a further 7.  This season he has definitely come of age.

He is also writing himself into the history books, both in the Premier League and for Liverpool, and has now passed a record set by one of Liverpool's greatest-ever players.

Harvey Elliott passes Steven Gerrard's record for appearances before the age of 21

Elliott already has several impressive records to his name, including being the youngest player to feature in the League Cup (at just 15 years and 174 days), Fulham’s youngest ever player in all competitions (15 years and 174 days), and the youngest player in the Premier League (at 16 years and 30 days).

And now that he has turned 21, Elliott has officially passed one of his boyhood idols records for Liverpool, amassing more games before the age of 21 (109) than Steven Gerrard (94).

Liverpool players with the most appearances before the age of 21

  • Robbie Fowler – 139
  • Michael Owen – 132
  • Harvey Elliott – 109
  • Steven Gerrard – 94
  • Ian Rush - 71
  • Jamie Carragher – 47

As you can see, Elliott is now third on the list of most appearances for LFC before the age of 21, overtaking club legends Steven Gerrard, Ian Rush, and Jamie Carragher.

Only Robbie Fowler and Michael Owen have amassed more games than Elliott at the same age, but had it not been for a horrific ankle injury at the start of the 2021/22 season, which sidelined him for five months, Elliott would have been a lot closer to their records as well.

Owen would go on to make 297 appearances for Liverpool, while Fowler would make 357, but both were hampered by injuries from a young age, especially Owen.  If Elliott can stay injury-free and look after his body, there is no reason why he cannot go on to eclipse both player's appearance records for the club.

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