Liverpool midfielder Harvey Elliott is set to play more of a starring role for the Reds during the 2022/23 season, according to journalist James Pearce.
The Lowdown: Elliott’s disrupted rise
The 19-year-old was a regular in the early weeks of last season as he impressed in a midfield role, particularly in a high-profile clash against Chelsea at Anfield, when he came close to scoring with one long-range effort.
Upon his return, the Englishman failed to earn regular playing time, with more experienced midfielders preferred for a string of big matches across four competitions.
The Latest: Pearce makes Elliott prediction
However, taking to Twitter on Monday, Pearce claimed that Elliott is expected to play a far bigger role in 2022/23 season as he looks to go up another gear under Klopp at Liverpool.
The Athletic journalist tweeted:
“Clear from listening to Jurgen Klopp that he expects Harvey Elliott to play a big role in 2022-23. The teenager worked hard over the summer to ensure he was in the best possible shape for the start of pre-season.”
The Verdict: Breakthrough campaign?
For all the calls for Liverpool to sign a new midfielder this summer, Elliott could be the man who makes the number eight spot to the right of Fabinho his own, having been hailed as ‘fearless’ by Klopp.
Jordan Henderson is now 32 and arguably not quite the player he was before, while Naby Keita continues to divide opinion among Reds supporters, often blowing too hot and cold. Similar applies to Curtis Jones, while James Milner is 36.
At 19, Elliott remains a very young player, but he may feel that this is his moment to become a bona fide regular starter for Liverpool as he looks to reach his vast potential.
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