Harvey Elliott is “not too far away” from being a first team regular for Liverpool according to stand-in first team boss Neil Critchley, after the 16-year-old balled out yet again in last night’s League Cup tie against Aston Villa.
Despite being on the end of a 5-0 thumping from an Aston Villa side which contained Brazil, Egypt and Ivory Coast internationals, the young Reds – with an average age of just over 19 – made a good account of themselves, but Harvey Elliott was arguably the best player on the pitch.
Elliott “was a constant threat” every time he picked up the ball for Liverpool last night accordingly to Critchley, who went on to heap praise on the 16-year-old and highlight how close he was to stepping up for the senior side.
Speaking after the game, Critchley said: “He’s not too far away because he trains with our first team on a regular basis. He’s had first-team exposure already, the manager and staff think a lot of him.”
Check out Elliott’s individual match highlights below.
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Harvey Elliott vs. Aston Villa
88% Pass accuracy
2/4 Accurate long passes
5 Chances created
1/2 Shots on target
2/3 Ground duels won
0/1 Tackles won
— The Tactical Times (@Tactical_Times) December 18, 2019
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