Some Liverpool fans on social media have been growing increasingly excited over Harvey Elliott after his comments ahead of next season.
The 18-year-old has spent this term out on loan at Blackburn Rovers where he has quickly established himself as one of the stars of the Championship, and as you can imagine, that has led to questions about his short-term development at Liverpool.
Elliott isn’t blind to the fact that it will be hard for him to break into the team, but he’s targeting a place in Jurgen Klopp’s squad next term.
“I’m going to go into preseason thinking that I can get into this team. And whatever way my chance comes, it’s just about making sure I take it. Obviously, nothing’s going to come easy but [I want] to sort of make sure that I’m in and out,” Elliott told CBS.
“If I’m needed off the bench make sure that I’m the person they look to. It is just making sure that I’m one of the go to people to come on or to start and influence the game. That’s my position and that’s my role to score or create. I think if I’m doing that, and obviously working hard for the team as well, I think I’ve had a chance to be in and around it.
“I’m just going to do whatever it takes.”
As you can imagine, these comments had a number of Liverpool fans talking, and they were largely keen to see him get a chance.
Perhaps it’s a bi-product of an underwhelming season creating a greater desire for change or it’s a result of Elliott’s fantastic season in the Championship, but there were a number of Liverpool fans clamouring for him to be given a chance, with a surprising amount of supporters rallying for him to play ahead of Sadio Mane.
Here’s what the Anfield faithful have been saying on social media…
Right enough here he could actually start over mane next season. https://t.co/T2Mmvyvzwv
— Depressed Liverpool Fan #FSGFuckOff 🇮🇪🇮🇪 (@Deezus67) April 7, 2021
Elite mentality, this guys going straight to the top https://t.co/K8zKR0YkPG
— 🎭 (@liverfuckinpooI) April 7, 2021
Can’t be any worse than Mane
— Jay (@net_spender) April 7, 2021
Starts over Mané. Get him here
— BDZH (@SlimSYMD) April 7, 2021
With the way mane is playing yeah
— Malekzzzzzzzzzzz (@Malekzzzzzzz) April 7, 2021
Obviously we need him NOW
— Filipe (@KaWo03284764) April 7, 2021
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