With Liverpool’s midfield apparently the site of concern this term with injuries and COVID-19 doing no favours for Jurgen Klopp’s men, the potential return of Harvey Elliott to the side will be a welcome one.
The German informed reporters prior to the Merseysiders’ upcoming hosting of Arsenal in the Carabao Cup semi-final that the teenager was recovery well, with a return to team training ‘not too far away’.
Many a fan was keen to jump onto the Twittersphere and share their elation following the 54-year-old’s words (as relayed in a tweet by Goal journalist Neil Jones).
Evidently, playing a role in the next couple of games against the Gunners and Brentford in the Premier League is off the cards, though it could suggest we may be handed a glimpse of the No.67 come the end of the month.
Though our season won’t hinge on the 18-year-old’s availability, if he can replicate his performances at the start of the season it will offer us a notable boost for the remainder of the campaign.
The linkup play the attacker enjoyed down the right-flank with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Mo Salah will be a particularly interesting relationship to see Elliott back involved in, with such a combination proving devastating at times.
You can catch some of the fan reaction below:
I can’t wait for Elliot to come back. Serious player on our hands
— HughJass (@themulletz) January 12, 2022
— 🥷🏼 (@LFCRoninnn) January 12, 2022
— Gbemiga (@Gbemiga__A) January 12, 2022
— mu🅱️z‼️ (@NoSwearingHere7) January 12, 2022
Klopp saying Harvey Elliott close to being in training. Some good news on injury front for us.
— Moby (@Mobyhaque1) January 12, 2022