Graeme Souness feels Liverpool FC starting XI would be better by dropping young starlet

Scotsman believes the England youngster would benefit from time out of the starting line-up

Liverpool legend and Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness claims that Jurgen Klopp’s side would be better served if they axed Harvey Elliot from the starting XI.

Writing in his column in the Daily Mail, Souness believes that the team would benefit if the talented youngster is withdrawn from the first choice team.

Elliot’s inclusion in midfield has drawn some criticism this season. Although he is clearly a very talented young footballer, his profile and characteristics mark a shift in the centre of Liverpool’s midfield.

Souness believes for his own development, taking the England’s youngster out of the team would benefit the player as well.

Elliot strengths are clear with the ball at his feat. He is creative and progressive in possession. However, he is not the same type of pressing midfield player that we have seen dominate Jurgen Klopp’s highly successful era as Liverpool manager.

“Harvey Elliot would be better coming into a team that is winning. And Fabinho has been a good player. But he has always been no more than just a steady player for me.”

“Thiago is a silky footballer who can’t do the pressing.” Souness feels having two creative players in the same midfield is a stretch too far for Liverpool at the moment.

Liverpool have not been able to hit the heights of recent years this season. Intensity levels have not been the same.

Liverpool face Wolves in the FA Cup tonight as the reigning champions. Liverpool fans will be hoping to catch a glimpse of new signing Cody Gakpo.

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