BBC pundit says ‘frightening’ Liverpool teenager already controlling games

Pat Nevin has admitted that Harvey Elliott already looks capable of controlling games from midfield, despite his youth.

The 19-year-old shone for Liverpool in their last competitive clash before the World Cup begins in Doha, recording an assist for Darwin Nunez’s first effort of the game.

“Elliott has become a bit more central now, eventually that’s where he’s going to play,” the former Chelsea star told BBC Radio 5 Live (via BBC Sport). “But when he comes in there, he looks completely at home and he can control the games there, he’s a lovely player to watch.”

It’s not hard to see why commentators such as Emile Heskey have branded the former Fulham Academy graduate a ‘potentially scary’ prospect in the sport (as reported by the Daily Mail).

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Admittedly, the teenager has only four goal contributions in 22 games for us so far, but we simply can’t fault the speed of his development at Anfield.

If he can maintain his current trajectory, without suffering another serious injury setback, we see no reason why he should lose his place in the starting eleven after the World Cup.

Given that we are set to potentially lose up to three midfielders in 2023, having an option immediately available for the 2022/23 campaign before any further additions to the squad are made could help alleviate some of the transfer pressure.

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