Harvey Elliott must get his Liverpool career back on track in 2022/23
Harvey Elliott must get his Liverpool career back on track in 2022/23 after a horrific injury stopped him in his tracks in 2021/22.
The youngster burst onto the scene at Fulham aged 16, making him the youngest player to feature in the Premier League with his substitute against Wolves.
He was 16 years and 30 days old when Scott Parker decided to back him at Molineux stadium and it is safe to say his career has taken off since then.
Just a couple of months later, Premier League giants Liverpool signed the England youth international.
He took some time to find his feet at Anfield as you would expect from such a young player moving to one of the biggest teams in the world but his half a season loan spell at Blackburn Rovers opened Jurgen Klopp’s eyes.
He bagged seven goals and provided 11 assists in the Championship – one of the hardest most physical leagues in football.
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That seemingly gave him the confidence on his Merseyside return with him arguably the team’s best player at the start of last season before his horrific injury against Leeds United.
In the midst of the best form of his career, Elliott suffered a fractured dislocation of his left ankle at Elland Road which completely stopped him in his tracks.
It was a huge blow for Klopp who had backed him in crunch games early in the season much to the Kopites surprise.
Once the Liverpool fans saw just how good he was, they were calling out for more of the teenage sensation and were devastated when he suffered his long-term injury.
He did make a strong comeback from his injury but as the Anfield outfit pushed for their quadruple in the business end of the season – Elliott fell very much out of favour.
The attacker was leapfrogged by Naby Keita and James Milner in the midfield pecking order which in conjunction with Thiago finding his feet in England saw him watching on from the sidelines.
There is a gaping hole in Liverpool’s midfield ahead of the 2022/23 season and the former Fulham ace must fill it before he falls even further out of contention for a place in one of the most competitive teams in the world.
In other Liverpool news, the Reds lead race to sign Birmingham City midfield starlet Jobe Bellingham.