Is Harvey Elliott’s New Role At Liverpool A Good Choice?

2nd February 2024

is no doubt a supremely talented footballer and at just 20 years old, he has a huge future ahead of him.

The midfielder arrived at Liverpool in 2019 at just 16 years old from and was looked at as one of the brightest talents in the .

Traditionally a right winger, his trickery and superb left foot were noticeable to Liverpool right from the jump as some fans looked at the Englishman as the long-term successor of who took Elliott under his wing to advise him on diet and routine and what better teacher could the young star ask for?

After suffering a fractured ankle in the 2021/22 season, Elliott missed almost the entirety of the campaign and his return in the /23 season saw him take up a new position - central midfield.

The Englishman started 18 league games and made 32 appearances in the Premier League but endured a mixed season. The current campaign has almost exclusively seen Elliott take up a super-sub role as fans discuss whether this role is more up his street.

It's Part Of His Gradual Growth

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Elliott has already made 72 appearances for Liverpool and barring any major injuries, he'll surpass 100 games for the club by the time he turns 21 despite missing almost an entire season during his time at the club.

That is nothing to sniff at and just shows how highly rated he is by who brought him to the club in 2019. It's easy to forget how young some footballers are as fans need to remember Elliott is just 20 years old, he's so early in his football career and he's already proved himself to be a useful player for a top team, regardless of whether he starts or not.

At this stage of his career, just playing for Liverpool and learning from the likes of Mohamed Salah, and as well as his midfield colleagues and will do wonders for him both professionally and personally.

Elliott is under no pressure to be consistently starting games especially when he's been praised for his cameos off the bench where he's been able to control games and show off his quality more against a tired opposition.

I rarely just keep to one perspective during an article but I will be doing so today as I can't see how Harvey Elliott's new role at Liverpool could be a bad thing.

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