Harvey Elliott impresses Liverpool coaches with outrageous skill to dupe Sadio Mane

Harvey Elliott wowed Liverpool coaches in training while an outrageous skill left Sadio Mane for dead.

The 18-year-old has only just returned to fitness after almost five months out with a serious ankle injury.

The winger has already scored when he netted against Cardiff in the FA Cup in their return game while looking fully fit against Leicester.

And images have emerged of Elliott putting on a real show in training with sublime skill.

In a video that has gone viral on social media, the youngster made a pass to Mohamed Salah – sounds pretty basic, right?

Well not in this case, because despite losing his balance after receiving the ball from Naby Keita, Elliott protected the ball from Ibrahima Konate before recovering it from Mohamed Salah – while on the ground, in one single movement.

Harvey Elliott tricked Sadio Mane with sublime skill at Liverpool

Mane, who had sought to snatch the ball from the dejected teenager, but was tricked as it drifted overhead.

Offscreen, a Liverpool manager can be heard saying “oh, wow!” and it’s easy to see why.

After returning to fitness, the teenager is set to play a major role in Liverpool’s hunt for the Premier League title.

He spent last season on loan at Blackburn where he stormed the Championship, despite being named PFA Young Player of the Year by Michael Olise.

And it’s easy to see why Jurgen Klopp is such a huge fan of the player and has elevated his position in the team despite his young age.

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As a huge Liverpool supporter, Elliott could be at Anfield for years to come and hopes to become a legend.

Klopp said of the teenager on the club’s match schedule, he said: “I am aware of overplaying the situation with Harvey Elliott because it is hugely important now, we all realize he will still need time and patience to fully reintegrate and achieve the levels of consistency that we expect of him and that he expects of himself.

“But it would take a heart of stone not to be moved by what happened. What a moment.

“It was obvious after the game, when our players were showing their love and joy for Harvey, that there was a recurring theme: hard work pays off.

Liverpool's Harvey Elliott celebrates scoring his team's third goal during the Emirates FA Cup fourth round match between Liverpool and Cardiff City at Anfield
Harvey Elliott marked his return from injury with a goal against Cardiff

“And what I liked about Harvey’s comments after the game was that he was the first to acknowledge that the hard work wasn’t just his.

“His comeback actually started seconds after his injury and continued until he returned to the Anfield pitch on Sunday in the 58th minute.

“A top professional, albeit very young, with an elite attitude towards his work.

“Allied with knowledgeable and dedicated staff, eager to use their expertise to help make the process the best it can be.”

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