Harvey Elliott ‘more than confident’ in surprise new role for Liverpool – Liverpool FC – .

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Harvey Elliott ‘more than confident’ in surprise new role for Liverpool – Liverpool FC – .


When Harvey Elliott returned from his loan at Blackburn he looked set to serve as a replacement for the wide Liverpool players but now finds himself in midfield.

Elliott has spent the majority of his campaign with Rovers as a right-winger, but manager Tony Mowbray has him lined up in a number of other roles.

Most notably, he played as a No.8 against Millwall, Birmingham, Preston, Nottingham Forest and Rotherham, and it looks like that midfield spot has caught the attention of Jurgen Klopp and his staff.

With Gini Wijnaldum having left the club, the trio of Thiago, Jordan Henderson and Fabinho not yet returning from their postseason breaks and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain moving up front, Elliott has played as a midfielder. of land throughout the preseason.

The 18-year-old has also impressed with his industry and creativity in a pivotal role, and he might be seen as a regular option in the middle of the park when the campaign begins cleanly.

“To be honest, I don’t mind playing anywhere,” Elliott told LFCTV after Thursday’s friendly against Hertha Berlin.

“Everywhere I play, I’m just excited to put on the jersey.

“Every game give him my 100 percent, work as hard as you can and I’m just trying to influence the game.

“Wherever the gaffer tells me to play I’m more than confident and willing to play there.

“It’s just about putting the jersey back on and giving it 100 percent. “

Elliott looks set to stay with Liverpool beyond the end of the transfer window as Sheffield United’s loan interest pushed back as he prepares for a first-team spot at Anfield.

He’s fitted into the squad well and, looking ahead to the new season, the teenager has expressed confidence that the Reds are ready to go.

“I think the boys look ready, in my opinion,” he continued.

“Looking at each training session and the games, everyone looks fully confident, everyone looks 100% fit.

“Obviously there are still a few boys to come back, but I’m sure they’re going to get up to speed very quickly.

“We’re all buzzing about the start of the season, obviously you have to get rid of the preseason, keep working hard, keep racking up miles and keep putting in the effort in training sessions so that we can going into every game this season feeling 100%.

“I’m sure we will. We’re all excited, so let’s see what it brings.

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