Liverpool switch technique questioned regardless of Harvey Elliott being hailed an “thrilling” participant

Liverpool’s switch technique has been questioned after ideas that younger star Harvey Elliott could possibly be in line for an everyday position to unravel the Reds creativity conundrum

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Liverpool’s switch technique has come underneath scrutiny from ex-Arsenal man Perry Groves – with the pundit arguing that the “thrilling” Harvey Elliott isn’t the reply to their creativity conundrum.

The Reds midfield has been considerably weakened this summer season following the departure of Gini Wijnaldum to Paris Saint-Germain.

Boss Jurgen Klopp has bemoaned the lack of the Dutch midfielder on quite a few events over the summer season.

Regardless of that, Liverpool are but to make a transfer to interchange their former ace.

Younger midfielder Harvey Elliott has been tipped as a possible candidate to fill Wijnaldum’s boots after starring on his first Reds begin in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Burnley.

Harvey Elliott impressed on his Liverpool debut towards Burnley


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However talking on talkSPORT, Groves is not satisfied that {the teenager} is the reply to Liverpool’s want for additional creativity.

“He [Klopp] trusted him [Elliott] yesterday as a result of he performed him within the midfield three,” mentioned Groves.

“He went final yr to Blackburn Rovers, and I’ve at all times mentioned that younger gamers ought to go and study their commerce reasonably than being out and in the primary group within the Premier League and the cups.

“He performed 41 video games for Blackburn within the Championship final yr and scored seven targets. So principally, he is toughened himself up and performed what I name ‘large boys soccer’.

“However then are you able to deal with your self with higher gamers and step up? I solely noticed the highlights yesterday, however I checked out his physique language and he appeared like he believed that he ought to be in that type of firm.

“We talked about the purpose for Mane, that is a younger participant, who because the ball comes throughout him, you’ll be able to inform he is very relaxed. Even his chest management, it’s extremely relaxed and gentle.

“Harvey Elliott is not the reply. He’ll be out and in, he’ll get his recreation time. I nonetheless suppose Liverpool want a artistic midfield participant, like a quantity 10, as a result of they are going to come up towards groups who will sit again at Anfield.

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talkSPORT pundit Perry Groves began his profession at Arsenal

“He is an enormous bonus for them and an addition for his or her squad, however Harvey Elliott is not the reply to Liverpool’s issues – he is only a very, very thrilling younger participant.”

Elliott did not look misplaced after stepping up from a spell within the Championship final time period, with the teenage ace trying a relentless menace to the visiting Clarets.

The fleet-footed midfielder linked up neatly with the Reds entrance three and almost had an help after teeing up Mohamed Salah for a cool end – just for the Egyptian star to have strayed offside.

No matter if Elliott is seen as somebody who can nail down a beginning berth at Anfield this time period or not, the 18-year-old has definitely impressed his supervisor.

It was reported that Elliott had made an enormous impression on the German boss throughout the Reds pre-season coaching camp to Austria.

And Klopp was filled with reward for the teenager after his efficiency towards Burnley.

“He is good eh? He is a beautiful expertise,” Klopp advised BBC Sport. “I’ve identified him for 3 years – he has at all times been a sensational expertise however he made large steps final season on mortgage – actually calm, actually good – he can play 3/4 totally different positions.”

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