Jurgen Klopp has been ‘delighted’ with the way Mohamed Salah has ‘set the standards’ for Liverpool youngster Harvey Elliott, according to the Athletic.
Elliott, who's former manager Tony Mowbray stated has 'unbelievable' football abilities, has been tipped to do big things at Anfield, and next season he is expected to be given a ‘much bigger role’, with Jurgen Klopp putting a lot of faith in the promising youngster.
He was recently given a new squad number, 19, which reflects his place in the team and is a big upgrade on the No.67 he was handed after being promoted from the youth team.
Mo Salah has recently signed a new deal at Liverpool, which keeps him in Merseyside until 2025, and Elliott will be looking to gain every last bit of experience from The Egyptian while he can.
Jurgen Klopp has reportedly been ‘delighted’ with the way Mo Salah has taken Elliott ‘under his wing’ as the 19-year-old midfielder continues to mature in his developing career.
Amid Salah’s contract standoff, Klopp was impressed with the forward's ‘application and attitude’ during training as he ‘set the standards’ for his younger teammate.
Elliott can learn a lot from Salah’s inspiring work ethic not just on the pitch but off it as well.
The English midfielder had a big injury set-back last season, just as he was looking to nail down a starting place in the team, but adopting a mindset like Salah’s would make the recovery process much easier.
Despite playing a large amount of his Liverpool career as a midfielder, Elliott could also be seen as the ‘heir’ to Mo Salah.
He's naturally left-footed winger, and with no replacement lined up for the Egyptian, Elliott may slot into that role in the near future.
But next season could see the pair linking up on the right side of midfield, which would bode well in regard to Elliott’s development.
Having fully recovered from the gruesome injury he picked up last season, Elliott will be looking to kick on next season and stake his place in the starting 11.
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