Jurgen Klopp is reportedly prepared to give 18-year-old winger Harvey Elliott a first-team break in 2021/22, potentially utilising him to fill any prospective void that would be left if Xherdan Shaqiri departs for Lyon [Daily Mail].
Staking his claim for senior involvement admirably on loan at Blackburn Rovers in 2020/21, the youngster registered 18 goal contributions in 41 Sky Bet Championship fixtures; seven goals and eleven assists [Transfermarkt].
Following on from these exploits, he could now be set to be given his long-awaited opportunity this campaign.
Should Liverpool give Elliott a first-team chance in 2021/22?
He is reportedly in contention for a starting place against Norwich City this weekend, whilst Klopp has been impressed by his progress at the Reds’ summer training camp [Daily Mail].
Should Shaqiri leave, Elliott would likely be his direct replacement, negating the need to dip into the transfer market to purchase an alternative.
In light of this news, loads of Liverpool diehards took to Twitter to call on their owners to invest in a new signing instead.
Liverpool FC fans react:
Replying to popular Liverpool fan outlet LFC Transfer Room on Twitter, here is what some supporters had to say about the situation:
“Fsg hate us, this is one hell of an inside job”
“Can’t wait until next season when Salah leave and where told Kaide Gordon will be his replacement”
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