Liverpool starlet Harvey Elliot has caused quite the stir amongst the Liverpool faithful as he makes a triumphant return from injury. Elliot was horrifically injured in Liverpool’s 3-0 win at Elland Road, in an accidental challenge with Leeds defender Pascal Struijk. At just 18 years of age, Elliot has the world at his feet and his return, as well as the excitement and buzz around it, shows why he’s crucial to this Liverpool squad.
Liverpool have no margin for error if they are to catch up with Man City, and with Chelsea’s draw against Brighton on Tuesday night, the ball is in Jurgen Klopp’s side of the court, and up to his players to deliver, on what many consider an impossible feat. Liverpool has defied the odds before, but with this incredible run that City is on, it seems like a slippery peak to climb.
Liverpool challenge Arsenal in the second leg of the Carabao Cup this week, but Jurgen Klopp might want to protect his young stars, the likes of Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliot as they provide fluid creativity, crucial in a time when they don’t have Naby Keita, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane. Elliot has posted regularly about his rehab and recovery and joined in the first team training early on Tuesday evening, looking to get back in the starting 11.
Liverpool face a tough run of fixtures without their star duo in Salah and Mane but so far have found a way to pick up some form, following a run of dropped points. The tough Christmas period is over and Jurgen Klopp’s men will want to pick up momentum and head into the final stretch in good form, where they can potentially face City in another title decider, come April.
For now, the gears are looking well oiled and ready to churn. Klopp’s men are buzzing, in good spirits, and have few injuries, but a slight drop in momentum could disrupt their season in a heartbeat. There is still two trophies to fight for, in the Carabao Cup and the Champions League, and it wouldn’t be unfair to say that Liverpool fans wouldn’t mind either.
Chasing European royalty has always been in Liverpool’s DNA, and as one of the favorites of the tournament, they have a big chance of winning this year. Bayern Munich and Man City have been in scintillating form, with Real Madrid looking steady under Carlo Ancelotti, but when the lights go on at Anfield, not many teams stand a chance. If Liverpool can turn the Premier League race on its head, it would go down as possibly the greatest title battle to date.
City have had some decent luck recently, despite not playing particularly well and are on a long winning streak, but there are still some tough fixtures for them to face, including travels in the Champions League, so for now, we watch on and enjoy the battle.
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