Elliott is currently out injured, but has made a big impact since he broke into the Liverpool and was expected to play more regularly this term until he suffered a broken ankle.


Liverpool paid a hefty sum to sign him from Fulham a couple of years ago, when he was still just 16 and a fruitful loan spell at Blackburn last season helped his development further.



Chirivella briefly played alongside Elliott for Liverpool Under-23s before he left the club last year and the Spaniard conceded that he is a different level of talent.


The midfielder stressed that the moment he saw him he knew that Elliott was at another level for a player of his age and he is pleased to see him do well in the first team.



“The day I saw him I saw a different player”, Chirivella told The Athletic.


“He is so talented.


“From 16, he was playing with us [Under-23s] and you could see he had an understanding of the game that was not normal for such a young player.



“Him and Curtis [Jones] are doing fantastic and I am so happy to see them at this level.”


The teenage midfielder started three of Liverpool’s opening four league games this season before fracturing his ankle.