Elliott becomes youngest player to ever start for Liverpool

first_imgLiverpool teenager Harvey Elliott has become the youngest player to ever start a competitive game for the Reds by making the team’s lineup against MK Dons in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.Elliott was part of a youthful squad that also included fellow teenagers Ki-Jana Hoever, Curtis Jones and Rhian Brewster, and 20-year-old goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher.But it was Elliott who was the record-setter on the day. At 16 years and 174 days, no younger Reds player has ever started a competitive match for Liverpool. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career Only Jerome Sinclair, who came off the bench against West Brom in September 2012 aged 16 years and 6 days, was younger when he played in a competitive fixture for the Reds.It wasn’t the first record Elliott has set this year, as he became the youngest player in Premier League history when he came off the bench for Fulham in May at the age of 16 years and 30 days.Elliott had previously become the youngest player ever to play for Fulham at senior level, debuting in a Carabao Cup second-round tie at Millwall in September 2018 aged just 15 years and 173 days. After Fulham’s relegation from the Premier League, Elliott joined up with Liverpool, where big things are expected from the England U17 winger.Sources have confirmed to Goal that the fee Liverpool paid Fulham for Elliott could head towards the £6.5 million ($8m) mark.Despite his youth, Elliott has already been named in Liverpol’s 22-man List A squad for their 2019-20 Champions League campaign.Elliott has already been making a name for himself with Liverpool’s U23 side this season, with the winger scoring one goal and adding three assists in all competitions thus far. Liverpool have begun the Premier League season in fine form, having won all six of their matches thus far. They will look to make it seven out of seven when they take on Sheffield United on Saturday at Bramall Lane.Liverpool will then return to Champions League play on Wednesday when they face Red Bull Salzburg, with the Reds having lost their opener in European play to Napoli.  Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

SecretaryGeneral discusses shattered Palestinian economy with President Abbas

He met with Mr. Abbas last night in London at the end of a one-day Conference in Support of the Palestinian Authority convened by British Prime Minister Tony Blair.In a speech to the session Mr. Annan cited economic development as “the third pillar of the progress we hope to see,” side by side with governance and security, noting that without real and discernible change such as more jobs and the removal of Israeli checkpoints and roadblocks, the Palestinian economy will continue to struggle, sowing prolonged, pervasive despair among the Palestinian populace.”The international community must work constructively with the Government of Israel to create an environment in which this aspect of reform is also addressed,” he said. UN agencies have frequently cited the blockades and closures that Israel says it imposes for security reasons, such as preventing suicide bombings, as a serious cause of Palestinian impoverishment and desperation that undermine security.Mr. Annan also discussed with Mr. Abbas the revised route of the separation barrier that Israel says it is building for the same security reasons, noting that it still encroaches on a substantial amount of Palestinian land in the West Bank. The International Court of Justice in an advisory opinion declared barrier illegal where it runs on West Bank land and called for it to be torn down. read more