'Really excited': Jurgen Klopp will treat 'brilliant' player like a new signing for Liverpool this season
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'Really excited': Jurgen Klopp will treat 'brilliant' player like a new signing for Liverpool this season

Jurgen Klopp is ready to treat Harvey Elliott as a new signing for Liverpool this season. The boss is ‘really excited’ about it.

It appears that Jurgen Klopp doesn’t see only additions to his squad this summer. That’s despite the fact that Liverpool have clearly only added three players – Darwin Nunez, Fabio Carvalho and Calvin Ramsay.

Klopp, though, believes Harvey Elliott is also like a new signing for the Reds as he attempts to get back on track. Elliott broke into the first-team setup a year ago with a wonderful pre-season and started the season well. An injury in September, however, kept him out for months.

The team had hit another gear without Elliott and he struggled to get regular playing time from that point on. Klopp believes that the coming campaign will be the teenager’s true debut campaign as a result.

“For me, Harvey Elliott is a new signing as well, after last season how he started,” said Klopp, per Liverpoolfc.com. “He is very young, came back brilliant, then had a little low, that is completely normal after being that long out.

“So, really excited about seeing him.”

Harvey Elliott is like a new signing

It is, of course, very cliché to label a returning player as ‘like a new signing’. Especially as Elliott returned at the start of the year and was completely available over the second half of the season.

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But we do see where Klopp is coming from here. Elliott’s momentum was absolutely fantastic to start the 2021/22 season and he used it brilliantly. His data from those games suggests he’s a phenomenal talent, in truth.

Once that momentum disappeared, however, Elliott never got it back. We simply saw flashes of brilliance, rather than anything consistent and that kept him out of the team as it chases trophies.

Given what the teenager did with consistency last year, though, it’s easy to see why Klopp is excited. This is ‘take two’, essentially – an opportunity to get Elliott back on track and rediscover that form. And if he can do that, we might be looking at one of Liverpool’s most important players by May.

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