Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp has, on Monday, hinted that Harvey Elliott is a part of his first-team plans for the upcoming season.
18-year-old Elliott has in fact lengthy been considered as considered one of English soccer’s standout skills.
The 2018/19 marketing campaign, for instance, noticed the wide-man develop into the youngest participant to ever function within the Premier League.
On the again of his transfer to Liverpool the next summer time, nevertheless, 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 improvement again on observe.
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 frivolously.
Regardless of his tender years, Elliott didn’t take a look at all misplaced amongst the expertise in England’s 2nd-tier, having established himself as a key cog in Tony Mowbray’s facet.
All advised, the English starlet straight contributed to 18 Championship objectives (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 Objective of the Season, but additionally a nomination for the EFL’s Younger Participant of the 12 months award:
⚽️🏆 Harvey nets Objective of the Season award
— Blackburn Rovers (@Rovers) Might 7, 2021
‘The subsequent steps’
Regardless of such stellar exploits, nevertheless, till lately, it had remained largely unclear what Liverpool’s plans for his or her up-and-coming younger star entailed for the season forward.
This was till final week, when Elliott himself confirmed his intention to battle for a first-team spot over the season forward:
‘I really feel I can get into the crew’, the attacker defined.
‘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 principle aim actually; simply to be in and across the crew and get minutes.’
And, as outlined above, if the newest feedback on the a part of his supervisor are something to go by, then it seems that Elliott may nicely be in line to have his want granted.
Talking to Liverpool’s official web site this night, Jurgen Klopp was drawn straight on his plans for the returning prodigy. And the German went on to clarify:
‘Harvey made a step, I’ve to say. He appears to be like in a correct form, actually, actually match. He got here again in a fine condition and is right here now in full coaching clearly.’
‘You may see final 12 months actually labored nicely for him. Now let’s make the following steps collectively.’
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