Report: Multiple sides have tried to sign Liverpool 19-year-old on loan, but Klopp's rejected all bids & wants to use him
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Report: Multiple sides have tried to sign Liverpool 19-year-old on loan, but Klopp's rejected all bids & wants to use him

Liverpool have rejected all bids that have come their way to take Harvey Elliott on-loan next season.

That’s according to The Times, who claim that ‘a number’ of top-flight clubs made offers to Liverpool for the 19-year-old this summer.

However, Liverpool were ‘unwilling’ to listen to the bids. Instead, they claim that ‘opportunity will knock’ for the youngster this season as part of Jurgen Klopp’s first-team squad.

Elliott has reportedly returned to pre-season ‘with the bit between his teeth’ in the hope of re-establishing himself at Liverpool.

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Elliott ready for a big season

It’s easy to see why any move for Elliott would be dismissed out of hand by Liverpool and Klopp.

The teenager is reportedly part of the reason why Liverpool are happy to wait another year before reinforcing their midfield. Allowing him to leave would fly directly in the face of that.

Elliott started last season as part of Klopp’s first-choice eleven. It was injury, not form, that caused him to drop out of that reckoning. As a result, he should be confident of beginning next season in a similar manner, too.

Having come back for pre-season a little earlier than many teammates, he’s had the chance to get the jump on some of his midfield competition.

If he can get a full pre-season under his belt with no injuries, he’s got every chance of starting the season opener away at his old club, Fulham.

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To read Klopp’s quotes in the same article from The Times, you can’t really come to any other conclusion.

“We should not forget that last season, in the first four games, Harvey Elliott was the best player, he was outstanding,” Klopp gushed. “Then he had a bad injury, came back, high, low. Normal for a young player, and normal after a long injury. He looks sharp now, he’s back, and like everybody he needs luck.”

Should that little slice of luck come his way, it could finally be the big breakout season we’ve all expected from Harvey.

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