Harvey Elliott is expected to start for Liverpool against Toulouse tomorrow, according to Jurgen Klopp.
On Thursday nights, the Reds will resume their Europa League campaign in an effort to make it three wins in a row.
With a crucial match against Nottingham Forest coming up on Sunday, Klopp’s team is probably going to be highly rotated. The Liverpool ECHO reports that Elliott is ‘likely’ to be one of the players brought in, giving numerous periphery players the chance to shine.
The 20-year-old shone against Everton on Saturday in a noteworthy cameo. Elliott has also started both of Liverpool’s current Europa League contests. Tomorrow is another opportunity to impress.
Everyone who saw Liverpool’s grueling 2-0 victory over Everton on Saturday will concur that Harvey deserves this.
The former Fulham teenager was undoubtedly the Reds’ finest player despite playing for only a little over 30 minutes.
Elliott immediately added some pace and zest to the proceedings after watching his colleagues move the ball slowly and ponderously while sitting on the sidelines. He would also have scored a fantastic goal, except for a wonderful stop from Jordan Pickford.
Honestly, despite his performance at the weekend, it’s likely that the England U21 international would have started this match. He currently plays a big role in Klopp’s Europa XI.
However, the manager’s Premier League XI also has one available position. When people perform well, Jurgen frequently rewards them. If tomorrow goes well, he might even be included in the lineup for Sunday.
Elliott has always known that Elliott is a major part of Klopp’s ambitions. The manager described the 19-year-old in 2022 as “incredible” and unquestionably a member of the first-team group.
Harvey has ensured that there is no doubt about it in the year that has passed since then. But there is now a real chance for him to demonstrate that he can be even more vital to Liverpool after looking better off the bench this season.