Phillips tips Elliott for exit after Liverpool deal agreed
Harvey Elliott will spend the 2021-22 campaign out on loan after signing a new contract at Liverpool.
That is the view of 2000 European Golden Shoe winner Kevin Phillips, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the 18-year-old’s short-term future at Anfield.
Liverpool confirmed on 9th July that the winger had put pen to paper on a new long-term contract on Merseyside.
Elliott spent the 2020-21 campaign on loan at Blackburn Rovers and excelled under Tony Mowbray.
The Liverpool Echo‘s David Lynch reported July 10th that Jurgen Klopp wants the teenager to be part of his first team next season.
When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs for his thoughts on Elliott’s next move, Phillips said: “I think he will go back out on loan next season.
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“Another year of regular football will do him the world of good.
“I cannot see him playing regularly for Liverpool next season and he would probably be used predominantly in the cup games.
“He needs to keep playing and keep developing. He had a great season down at Blackburn.
“I definitely seeing him going back out on loan, 100 per cent.
“It is important the club pick the right side for him. It could quite possibly be a Premier League club. Perhaps one of the teams that have just come up. Norwich is one that springs to mind immediately.
“A move like that could take his game to the next level.”
Elliott contributed seven goals and 11 assists in 41 Championship appearances last term.
He has made eight appearances for Liverpool since his debut against MK Dons in September 2019.