Keith Gillespie has claimed that Harvey Elliott could be traced quickly to Liverpool’s first team squad if he enjoys a positive pre-season with the club in the summer, as reported by Transfer Tavern.
The Reds’ borrower has been in exciting form at Blackburn Rovers and recorded remarkable 17 goal contributions in 40 championship appearances.
“It all depends on what Liverpool want. If Liverpool are happy with the environment he is in and feel he needs another year – why not join Blackburn? ” said the former Newcastle midfielder. “I think they have big plans for him in Liverpool. He could come back to the club in the pre-season and play out of the skin and suddenly find himself in that side week in, week out. ”
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The 18-year-old has certainly defied expectations in his maiden season in 2nd class English football and matched borrower Harry Wilson’s assistant for the race.
Whether the Englishman is ready for the significant step up to the Premier League, but not to mention our extremely talented team is of course a completely different thing.
Should the youngster take up the challenge of the pre-season, as he did against his loan sticks, in open despite his new search, it will definitely give Jurgen Klopp a very welcome headache before the next campaign.
As things stand, we are unlikely to see the German put all his eggs in a basket with the electric winger, but as an added option beyond a forward signing in the summer, especially if similar ones like Divock Origi depart, it certainly would not does not hurt.
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