The Liverpool squad is brimming with talent at the minute. The first team are tied down to long term contracts and the club have been buying up the best youth prospects in Europe. With one of the senior squad potentially leaving in the summer we could see one of these youth additions step up. The sale of Xherdan Shaqiri could mean more minutes for Harvey Elliott.

With Liverpool open to selling Xherdan Shaqiri, Harvey Elliott could be given more minutes next season.

With Liverpool open to selling Xherdan Shaqiri, Harvey Elliott could be given more minutes next season. (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

There has been a lot of interest in Shaqiri in the last few months.

The diminutive Swiss winger has managed just 175 minutes in the Premier League this season.

Injury and the fine form of the front three have limited opportunities for the ex-Stoke man.

Over the festive period it was claimed that the winger had rejected a loan move to Galatasaray.

More recently, James Pearce reported that Liverpool are open to selling Shaq for €30m in the summer having already rejected loan offers from Sevilla and Roma.

 

If Liverpool do let Xherdan Shaqiri go they may turn to Harvey Elliott as a backup winger for the first team.

The 16-year-old prodigy has been incredibly impressive with his cup appearances this campaign.

The biggest compliment we can pay Elliott is that in these cup matches he didn’t look out of place when taking on full strength senior sides, he made mincemeat of Lucas Digne for most of the FA Cup third round tie at Anfield.

This would be a bold move and we may even see Harry Wilson given a shot as the backup.

However, if the lad is ready then why wait? He is sure to go on to have a bright career in the sport, giving him Shaqiri’s role in the squad could prove a vital step in his development.

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