At just 16 years old, England U-21 midfielder Harvey Elliott made his Premier League debut for Fulham and earned a move to Liverpool. He was immediately attached to the first team and got a taste of playing with the top players from the bench.
After suffering a serious injury in the 2021/22 season, he came back mentally matured after a hard rehabilitation and made 32 Premier League appearances last season.
This season, with the departure of Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, and other mainstays of the team, he will be looking to challenge to secure regular playing time.
However, the competition for places at the championship-chasing club is fierce. With the additions of Dominik Szoboszlai, Alexis Mac Allister, and Wataru Endo, and rumors of further reinforcements, the 20-year-old midfielder welcomes the competition and says it is important for the team to stick together and support each other.
“It’s world-class players in the team so for each and every person it’s going to be that competition, which is a healthy one,”
“I don’t feel like there’s anyone here [that] if someone else is playing they’re going to be downhearted and going to be annoyed and not try to support that person or the team.”
“We’re a team at the end of the day and we all want to win things together, it’s not an individual game. We just need to make sure we stick together and fight through the lows and enjoy the highs together.”
“I think that’s the main thing this season. Just to keep everyone on their toes, give them healthy competition that we need and support each and every person as well, which is the main thing.”Liverpoolfc.com
At this point, he has yet to earn a spot in the starting lineup and will likely continue to start on the bench. However, he is gradually gaining muscle mass, and the foundation is being put in place for him to be competitive physically.
His potential is very high, and at only 20 years old, there is no denying that he has the potential to grow quickly.
Will Harvey Elliott be able to support his teammates and win the battle for the midfield position?