Two Liverpool stars named in L’Equipe’s top 20 youngsters in world football

Liverpool duo Harvey Elliott and Curtis Jones have been named in L'Equipe's top 50 young players in world football.

The list was compiled of players born in 2001 or later who are tipped to be leading lights later in their career.

Liverpool's pair have been named in 13th and 17th with Elliott edging his team-mate.

The 17-year-old, who came through the ranks at Fulham, has been loaned out to Blackburn this season to help further his development.

In just half a season at Ewood Park Elliott has become an integral player as they push for the play-offs.

He spent the 2019/20 season at Anfield, making eight appearances in all competitions, and his quality is already evident to those at Liverpool.

Reds No 2 Pep Lijnders said earlier this season: "I would have loved to continue working with him, but it’s a good decision of course because he can play many games and he can show what he’s really about.

"I think he’s doing that, he’s impressing everyone. For us and for me, it’s not a surprise – if that’s here, there or wherever, he will surprise and show what he can bring.

"It says a lot that he didn’t need a lot of time to adapt."

Jones, who burst onto the scene with the winning goal against Everton in last season's FA Cup, is the latest youngster to become a fixture at Liverpool.

The academy graduate is a regular part of Jurgen Klopp's first team plans.

Jones has made 25 appearances this term with 16 coming of those as a starter.

He scored his first European goal in December when he bagged the winner against Ajax.

"He’s a physical machine! Really good, another step for his development," Lijnders said previously.

"He deserved this chance and not only a chance, I mean he deserved this repetition of games."

Barcelona's Ansu Fati topped L'Equipe's list with Eduardo Camavinga of Rennes in second.

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