Harvey Elliott, an England U-21 midfielder, joined his dream club Liverpool from Fulham, he has come a long way. He overcame a serious injury and battled through the entire season, scoring five goals and two assists in 46 games last season.
This summer, as a member of the England U-21 team, he also won the UEFA U-21 European Championship. The 20-year-old midfielder, who has steadily gained experience on the international stage, sees this season as a step up to a new level, but also says that with the team losing its captain and vice-captain, everyone needs to show leadership.
“I think to progress now, to be honest.”
“I think last season was kind of my [first] full Premier League season, so just getting used to playing each and every game and getting used to the quick turnarounds with games and how I look after my body and what I do and stuff like that. I’m happy to put last season under my belt and come through it well.”
“There were tough moments here and there, and there were enjoyable moments as well. For me this season, it’s just about kicking on and being a better person, being a better player and take my game to the next level, which is what I’m trying to improve on.”
“I’m trying to improve for this season and hopefully make myself a better player.”
“Big leaders have left our team and as upsetting as it is to see them go, it’s now time for other people to step up and make sure that they’re the leader on the pitch. Or if it’s not them, then it’s someone else.”
“So, we’re all going to have to play our part in each and every game. It’s just making sure we stick together as a team and not get on each other’s backs.”
“We all need to be leaders and we all need to keep driving the team forward and making sure we’re pushing one another to get across the line.”Liverpoolfc.com
With strong rivals such as Dominik Szoboszlai and Alexis Mac Allister joining the club, and the inside half position with Curtis Jones and Thiago Alcantara is intense.
The former Fulham midfielder will need further development to grab a regular spot, but has he made the leap to world-class player.