Liverpool starlet Harvey Elliott has, on Friday, offered an perception into his targets for the season forward.
18-year-old Elliott has after all lengthy been considered as one in every of English soccer’s standout abilities.
The 2018/19 marketing campaign, for instance, noticed the wide-man change into the youngest participant to ever characteristic within the Premier League.
On the again of his transfer to Liverpool the next summer time, nonetheless, Elliott unsurprisingly struggled for senior game-time, amid a battle for minutes with the likes of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.
As such, it got here as little shock to see the prodigious teen farmed out on mortgage again in October, to get his growth again on monitor.
Elliott made the transfer to the Championship, with Blackburn Rovers.
And to say that the wide-man subsequently went on to impress could be placing it evenly.
Regardless of his tender years, Elliott didn’t have a look at all misplaced amongst the expertise in England’s 2nd-tier, having established himself as a key cog in Tony Mowbray’s aspect.
All instructed, the English starlet immediately contributed to 18 Championship targets (19 throughout all competitions), while enjoying 1.8 key passes per sport.
Such efforts, in flip, noticed Elliott bag not solely the prize for Blackburn’s Aim of the Season, but in addition a nomination for the EFL’s Younger Participant of the Yr award:
⚽️🏆 Harvey nets Aim of the Season award
— Blackburn Rovers (@Rovers) Could 7, 2021
‘Can get into the group’
Regardless of such stellar exploits, nonetheless, so far, it had remained largely unclear what Liverpool’s plans for his or her up-and-coming younger star entailed for the season forward.
However, as outlined above, such an perception has at the moment been forthcoming on the a part of none apart from Elliott himself.
Talking in an interview with the membership’s official web site amid a pre-season tour of Austria, the 18-year-old was drawn on his plans for the 2021/22 marketing campaign.
And Elliott went on to verify his intention to interrupt into Jurgen Klopp’s first-team setup at Anfield, explaining:
‘I believe to get into the group. Final 12 months’s mortgage spell helped me quite a bit and I believe I must take the training from that into this 12 months. It’s not going to come back round and be given to me, I must work exhausting for it. I’m assured in myself, I really feel I can get into the group, whether or not it’s coming off the bench and making an affect. No matter it’s, I’m assured in myself. That’s the primary purpose actually; simply to be in and across the group and get minutes. Like I hold saying, it’s right down to me – I would like to point out the folks I’m prepared, I would like to point out the gaffer I’m prepared, however I’m sure I can do it.’
The teenage attacker continued:
‘If you happen to have a look at the group, it’s superstars actually. All improbable gamers, so it will be exhausting however in soccer you all the time have challenges and it’s simply the way you cope with it, the way you rise above them and the way you higher your self. I’m wanting ahead to the problem, I’m wanting ahead to the competitiveness and I’m wanting ahead to hopefully getting minutes right here and there.’
🗣️ “I’m assured in myself, I really feel I can get into the group, whether or not it’s coming off the bench and making an affect. No matter it’s, that’s the primary purpose.” 💪
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 16, 2021
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