Liverpool fans had a piece of exciting news earlier last week when Jurgen Klopp confirmed that the talented midfielder Harvey Elliott would return soon and will be back in the squad. The German manager has confirmed that Harvey Elliott should be back involved for the Reds after the international break, with a place in the squad against Cardiff.
Klopp on Harvey Elliott: “It’s outstanding to have him back. He’s an outstanding boy. He was out for a long time so we cannot rush it, but he looked directly like he could play!”
“I’m pretty sure after the international break he should be ready.”
Elliott was back in full training earlier last week and was welcomed onto the pitch with a welcoming hug from his manager.
Harvey Elliott hasn’t played a competitive football match since September 12. The 18-year-old dislocated his ankle in an accidental challenge with Leeds United’s Pascal Struijk in Liverpool’s 3-0 win at Elland Road.
The injury was a significant blow to Jurgen Klopp as Elliott was slowly becoming a vital part of Liverpool’s midfield. Liverpool started to struggle in midfield soon after his injury. Thiago Alcantara was almost out this season, and recently he was injured again. After an eye injury, Curtis Jones didn’t play for a long, long time. Naby Keita was injured, and after recovering, he went for International duty with Guinea. James Milner also had some fitness issues.
So, the English midfielder’s return will be a major boost for Liverpool, just like a new transfer happening with the club.
After regaining complete fitness, the youngster will have a confirmed place in the starting XI, and he will slowly start to live his life at Anfield. Some beautiful, memorable moments that he has been dreaming of since childhood as a Liverpool fan.
Harvey Elliott joined Liverpool in the summer of 2019 and signed his first professional contract in July 2020, having become eligible to do so after turning 17 in April of that year. The winger moved to the club after a breakthrough season with Fulham, in which he made three senior appearances for the Cottagers.
That included a record-breaking Premier League debut at the age of 16 years and 30 days when he came on as a substitute against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Elliott made his senior Liverpool debut by starting the League Cup tie at MK Dons on September 25, 2019. His Premier League bow arrived as a substitute against Sheffield United at Anfield on January 2, 2020.
He spent the 2020-21 season on loan at Blackburn Rovers, scoring seven times and registering 11 assists during an impressive campaign in the Championship.