“He’s a special player, not just a good player.”

Reds legend Jamie Carragher said Harvey Elliott could replace Mohamed Salah as the new face of Liverpool FC.

The young star has recently returned to the team after being sidelined for nearly five months due to a horrific ankle injury.

Elliott joined Liverpool in 2019


Elliott joined Liverpool in 2019Credit: Associated Press

He scored his triumphant comeback with a superb goal in the fourth round of the FA Cup against Cardiff as the Reds came out on top with a 3-1 victory.

But now Carragher believes the 18-year-old can become a key player for Liverpool’s first team.

when talking to goalThe former England defender said: “It makes you think Liverpool have a special player, not just a good player.

“You think about how young he was and you think about the players we had at that age who were really special: Michael Owen, Robbie Fowler, Raheem Sterling, you saw Trent qualify at that age.

“Sometimes you just see someone special.

“It will be really interesting to see how Jurgen Klopp fits in and gets enough matches between now and the end of the season and also whether that will have an impact on Liverpool’s business in the summer.”

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Liverpool are set to have a busy few months in terms of player deals.

Their main priority is trying to reach a new agreement with Salah as his contract expires next summer.

However, according to Carragher, it would not be the end of the world if the Egyptian left the club.

He added, “You have a really special person here [in Elliot]perhaps in terms of replacing Mohamed Salah, if that is the position he plays in.

“Mohamed Salah is turning 30 now and we are all desperate to sign a contract, but whenever Mohamed Salah goes, you will probably have a replacement ready.

“Maybe it’s not the same kind of player, but the player who plays on the right and gets in on that left foot.

“Maybe he will be more creative or maybe he will get fewer goals, who knows, but he is definitely a special player, and in the next 18 months he will have to find a position in the team because my players have to play this quality.”

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