ICYMI, Liverpool youngster Harvey Elliott made his debut for the senior side in the 2-0 Carabao Cup victory over MK Dons on Wednesday night. 

And, the 16-year-old stole the show with boss Jurgen Klopp, calling him a 'beautiful boy' and a 'special talent' in a glowing post-match press-conference.

Yes, 16-year-old. The man - I mean DEFINITE boy - is 16. That's frightening. What were you doing when you were 16? You know what, I don't want to know...

And here are some facts that make Elliott seem mind-bafflingly young...

1. He's Younger Than Greta Thunberg

Okay, so you know that 16-year-old Swedish tour de force Greta Thunberg. The climate activist phenomenon? The one that's been likened to a Nazi propaganda poster by...well, Nazis? The one that looks 12 but hits out at world leaders like a seasoned veteran?

Well, with a birthday of 3 January 2003 she is a whole FOUR MONTHS older than our Harvey, who was not birthed until 4 April of the same year. 

2. He Was Born AFTER James Milner's Professional Debut

Milner and Stanic

Do you know how old Harvey Elliott was when teammate James Milner - who is only 33, I hasten to add - made his debut at Leeds United? 


Milner's dashing around Elland Road on 10 November 2002 was closer to the wunderkind's conception than it was his birth, FFS.

3. He's Younger Than Your Favourite Barca Prodigy

You know Ansu Fati? The teenage Barcelona superstar whose incredible rise in Catalonia is almost completely unprecedented? Completely unfathomable? 

Elliott is a whopping 155 days younger than the Spaniard. 155 days. 

You could watch Martin Scorsese's three hour and thirty-minute crime epic 'The Irishman' (also known as the longest film of all-time, by some grumpy, small-screen addicted, low-attention span teens...probably not unlike Elliott) 1,062 times in that period. 1,062! Don't try it though.

4. He Is Younger Than 50 Cent's 'In Da Club'


In case you were wondering, yes, that is 50 Cent performing at the celebration of Monaco's 2017 Ligue 1 triumph. 

And I'm sure Fiddy was kind enough to play some of his classics, of which 'In Da Club' is certainly one. And if he did play it, he would've been playing something that is a whole four months older than Elliott, having been released on 7 January 2003.


5. He Was Born After the Release of 'Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers'

The second instalment of Peter Jackson's infamous trilogy was released on 11 December in 2002. 

You know as well as I do at this point that this is just shy of five months before the ​Liverpool starlet was born. Thankfully, a year later, when Elliott was eight months, 'Lord of the Rings: Return of the King' came out, so the youngun was able to binge the first two the night before, then crawl to the theatre to watch Frodo and co do their ting. 

Other films that predate Elliott include: Shrek, Monsters, Inc, Catch Me If You Can and Gangs of New York.