Harvey Elliott will not be a regular starter for Liverpool when the player returns from injury, according to Frank McCavney.
specifically for Football InsiderThe former West Ham striker says Jurgen Klopp wouldn’t be “happy” to play 19-year-old Elliott every week.
The teenager has started all but one Premier League game for the Reds this season.
There are currently eight liverpool Among the injured players are newcomers Fabio Carvalho and Anfield stalwart Jordan Henderson.
The Reds were given a boost when Thiago Alcantara returned to action in a 4-1 loss to Napoli on Wednesday September 7.
When asked if Elliott would stay in the starting lineup once the player returns from injury, McCavenny replied. Football Insider: “He’s a good young player, but there’s no doubt that the Europa League is a step up from the Premier League.
“He would think ‘it’s fantastic’ because he plays a few games for Liverpool. He wouldn’t have anticipated the fact that he walked in and they were beaten the whole time. He wants to get into a winning Liverpool team.
“Jurgen Klopp won’t be happy to have to play him all the time. He’s just a little boy and he’ll want to watch his development. They allow players to recover as quickly as possible from their injuries.
“Just train with these boys every day and he will become a better player. Because of his performances, I think he will be closer to the first team than he has been in a long time. I think he will be part of the first team no matter what.
“I don’t know if he plays every week. Once everyone came back to play, Jurgen would choose his game instead of being forced to play it all the time. They need feedback.“
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