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Liverpool Legend Expects Elliott to Replace Shaqiri

Jamie Carragher has his say on Harvey Elliott potentially replacing Xherdan Shaqiri this summer.

Liverpool fans are very excited at the prospect of Harvey Elliott getting more minutes this season.

With Xherdan Shaqiri looking likely to depart this summer too, potentially to Napoli or Lazio, fans are hoping he will replace him.

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Liverpool fans aren't the only ones who are thinking this. Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher also thinks Elliott can live up to the task.

Carragher told PA: “You want the team to evolve. You don’t want drastic change, revolution, and seven players have to go out because they’ve all come to the end at the same time.

“You want Wijnaldum to stay but I can understand it from the club’s point of view as well: there are a lot of players in that midfield getting to that age and maybe you want younger blood; more room for Curtis Jones, maybe, who is another player who will come in." 

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He then went on to say this about Elliott: “He was outstanding last season, one of the best players in the Championship for such a young lad.

“I actually see Harvey coming in and taking the place of Shaqiri, really, who I think will move on, and he (Elliott) will have that role in the squad.

“It is interesting in pre-season he has played more central midfield than part of the front three because it’s always going to be difficult being a right-sided attacking player with a left foot when you have Mo Salah in front of you but he will get opportunities.

“He is a player of huge quality and I am sure he is going to have a massive Liverpool future and, when you have someone who has that quality, it doesn’t matter about his age, you have to give them their head.

“I’d imagine Harvey Elliott will be getting 15 to 20 games this season.”

A big task for the 18-year-old but if anyone one can do it then it definitely can!