He made 5 appearances that season and was loaned to Blackburn Rovers in the following season. This season he has returned to the club and it looks like that he is a part of Jurgen Klopp’s plans for this season.
Gini Wijnaldum’s departure meant that Liverpool would require a replacement for the Dutch international. Instead, Klopp has opted to go with the youngsters he has in the team.
Elliott has already started 2 matches and made 3 appearances in the league. Let us take a look at how the youngster has performed in these matches.
Harvey has started on the right side of midfield in the previous 2 matches to give support to their attacking full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold. Both the players have supported Mo Salah, who attacks from their side only. Elliott has played a wider role as compared to the other central midfielders as the team has looked to attack more from the right side. He drifts into the centre sometimes and allows Trent to make runs or deliver crosses from his respective side.
Elliott has shared passes with the players who are on the right side of the play. He has shared the most passes with Alexander-Arnold, but his most effective passing has been with Salah. The English midfielder has provided some passes that have created threat for the opposition. Other players who have supported the young midfielder well are Jordan Henderson, Fabinho and Matip. The passes attempted towards these 3 players have a lower xT but these passes have built momentum for the team.
Most of his passes have been simple and Klopp has not relied on the youngster for making some key passes. Instead, his work is to build up play from the right side. Elliott has received the most passes from the same list of players. The 2 players from whom he has received the most number of passes are TAA and Henderson.
In the match against Chelsea, Elliott was really impressive. He managed to make 6 recoveries in the opposition half that allowed Liverpool to put more pressure on their opponents. He even attempted 2 shots but both were off target.
Harvey Elliott has played the full 90 minutes in the 2 starts that he has made. The transfer window has ended and it looks like Klopp has enough confidence in the youngster. Liverpool fans would also expect a lot from their future prospect.