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Carra: Elliott Could Get 15 to 20 Games This Season

Jamie believes Harvey will have have a role to play this season.

Liverpool Pre-Season Training Session Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

In an interview with the Liverpool Echo, Jamie Carragher heaped praise on the former Fulham youth academy product who’s on the verge of breaking into Liverpool FC’s first-team squad:

“He was outstanding last season, one of the best players in the Championship for such a young lad.”

Carra believes Elliott’s preseason appearances in central midfield in part of a concerted effort to get him more minutes, despite the backup right-wing spot looking available due to Xherdan Shaqiri’s impending departure,

“I actually see Harvey coming in and taking the place of Shaqiri, really, who I think will move on, and he (Elliott) will have that role in the squad. It is interesting in pre-season he has played more central midfield than part of the front three because it’s always going to be difficult being a right-sided attacking player with a left foot when you have Mo Salah in front of you, but he will get opportunities.

“He is a player of huge quality and I am sure he is going to have a massive Liverpool future and, when you have someone who has that quality, it doesn’t matter about his age, you have to give them their head. I’d imagine Harvey Elliott will be getting 15 to 20 games this season,”

We’ve seen Harvey Elliott hold his own in Cup games and the Championship now... and with Liverpool rejecting a Sheffield United approach for him, it looks like we’ll finally see him be part of the first-team squad when Liverpool FC kick off their 2021-2022 campaign on the road against Norwich in slightly less than two weeks time.