Report: 20-year-old Liverpool youngster set to start tomorrow vs Toulouse, Klopp said he's 'incredible'


Jurgen Klopp is set to name Harvey Elliott in Liverpool’s starting XI to face Toulouse tomorrow.

The Reds are back in Europa League action as they look to make it three wins from three on Thursday nights.

With a big game to come on Sunday against Nottingham Forest, the team Klopp puts out is likely to be a heavily rotated one. That will give several fringe players the chance to impress, with the Liverpool ECHO claiming that Elliott is ‘expected’ to be one of those brought in.

The 20-year-old was bright in a note-worthy cameo against Everton on Saturday. Elliott has also been in the XI for both of Liverpool’s Europa League games so far. Another chance to impress tomorrow.

Anyone who watched Liverpool’s laborious 2-0 win over Everton on Saturday will agree that this is well deserved for Harvey.

Although he was only on the pitch for little under half-an-hour, the former Fulham youngster was arguably the Reds best player.

Having seen his teammates move the ball slowly and ponderously from the bench, Elliott instantly injected some pace and energy into proceedings. If not for a superb save from Jordan Pickford, he’d have had a brilliant goal to his name, too.

In all honesty, it’s likely that the England U21 international would have started this game regardless of his display at the weekend. For now, he’s very much in Klopp’s Europa XI.

Nevertheless, there is still one spot open in the manager’s Premier League XI, too. Good performances will often be rewarded by Jurgen. Do well tomorrow, and perhaps he’ll find himself in the line-up for Sunday, too.

Klopp has always been keen to let Elliott know that he’s very much in his plans. Back in 2022, the manager labelled the then 19-year-old as being ‘incredible’ and without doubt a part of the first-team squad.

In the year since then, Harvey has made sure that that is without question. But having looked better from the bench this season, tomorrow is now a real chance for him to show that he can be even more important to Liverpool.

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