England Boss Names Liverpool Youngster Who Has “Ability to Score All Kinds of Goals”

Liverpool’s attacking prodigy, Harvey Elliott, has been displaying remarkable progress throughout this season.

At just 20 years old, Elliott has become a pivotal figure in Jurgen Klopp’s squad, boasting an impressive 41 appearances for the Reds this campaign.

Moreover, the youngster’s contributions extend beyond his club duties, as he continues to excel with England’s Under-21 team, prompting discussions about his absence from the senior setup.

During Friday’s match against Azerbaijan’s Under-21s in Baku, Elliott showcased his talent by scoring two goals to propel the Young Lions to a resounding 5-1 victory.

In the 25th minute, Elliott opened the scoring by capitalising on a Tyler Morton cross, slotting the ball home at the far post.

Shortly after, Chelsea’s Noni Madueke found the back of the net, courtesy of a precise delivery from Jaden Philogene.

Philogene then added his name to the scoresheet, finding the target shortly after the halftime interval.

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Elliott once again stole the spotlight in the 67th minute, netting his second goal of the game following an impressive build-up orchestrated by Morgan Rogers.

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Despite Ramin Nasirli of Azerbaijan scoring one goal in the 86th minute, Archie Gray, the Leeds United teenager, sealed the scoring by netting a goal during his debut for the England U21s team.

What Has England U21s Boss Lee Carsley Said About Liverpool Star Harvey Elliott?

Regarding Elliott’s future on the international stage, Lee Carsley, the manager of the Young Lions, expresses certainty that a call-up to the senior team awaits the Liverpool prodigy.

“The way he’s been playing every week for Liverpool, and the impact he’s made, means he’s putting himself in a great position,’ the Daily Mail quotes Carsley as saying.

“It was a really strong end to the season in a really strong team. He is connected to this team but there is never any temptation from me to keep them here.

“He’s got the ability to score all kinds of goals. If he can keep adding those, it’s a big thing and the senior team really value people who can put the numbers together.”

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Although it is disappointing that Elliott did not receive a call-up this time, his chances of securing a spot in the Euro 2024 squad appear slim. Nevertheless, it is undeniable that he possesses the potential to reach that level in the future.

England’s upcoming friendlies against Bosnia & Herzegovina and Iceland before the tournament offer a possibility for Elliott to showcase his talents and possibly earn a spot in the squad.

However, Gareth Southgate may opt to stick with the players he intends to use in Germany to refine their preparations. This could mean Elliott might not feature in these friendlies.

In such a scenario, attention could turn to the UEFA Nations League, scheduled to commence in September.

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