Starlet Harvey Elliott is gearing up to establish himself as a pivotal figure both on and off the field as the new season gets underway.
The 20-year-old is entering his fifth season with the club and is determined to make it a standout phase in his career.
His goals include honing his skills as a player and solidifying his influence within the team’s dynamics.
Elliott is eager to tackle the fierce competition for midfield positions head-on while also embracing a leadership role, especially in light of the departure of significant personalities during the summer transfer window.
In a recent interview with Liverpoolfc.com, Elliott expressed his aspirations for the 2023-24 season:
“I think to progress now, to be honest. I think last season was kind of my [first] full Premier League season, so just getting used to playing each and every game and getting used to the quick turnarounds with games.”
“I’m happy to put last season under my belt and come through it well.”
“There were tough moments here and there, and there were enjoyable moments as well.”
For me this season, it’s just about kicking on and being a better person, being a better player and take my game to the next level, which is what I’m trying to improve on”, he continued.
“I’m trying to improve for this season and hopefully make myself a better player.”
Elliot made 46 appearances across all competitions last term, registering 5 goals and 2 assists. It is important to note that many of those appearances would be coming on as an impact substitute.
The U21 international also understood that big reference points in the dressing room have now departed in the form of players like Jordan Henderson and James Milner:
“Big leaders have left our team and as upsetting as it is to see them go, it’s now time for other people to step up and make sure that they’re the leader on the pitch. Or if it’s not them, then it’s someone else.”
“So, we’re all going to have to play our part in each and every game. It’s just making sure we stick together as a team and not get on each other’s backs.
“We all need to be leaders and we all need to keep driving the team forward and making sure we’re pushing one another to get across the line.”