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Jurgen Klopp regrets over handling of Harvey Elliot situation at Liverpool

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Manager regret over handling of Harvey Elliott’s playing time at Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool’s manager, expressed regret about how he handled young talent Harvey Elliott’s game time this season.

Considering Elliott’s over 100 appearances for the Reds since signing from Fulham at 16, Klopp appears he should have given the midfielder more playing time.

“If I regret something a little bit. It is that Harvey did not play more, maybe,” the Jurgen Klopp was quoted as saying by BBC Sport.

Although scoring 13 goals in 51 appearances in all competitions this season, Elliott has spent the most of his time on the bench, totalling over 2,600 minutes.

Klopp’s arrival follows a midfield rebuild last summer, which saw the signings of Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai, Ryan Gravenberch, and Wataru Endo, who replaced Naby Keita, Fabinho, and Jordan Henderson.

As Liverpool prepares for a new era under incoming manager Arne Slot, Klopp’s words point out the tricky balance between producing young talent and managing a club in transition.

The German tactician’s admission indicates a good understanding of the need of nurturing Elliott’s growth while handling the challenges of a competitive season.

Slot, who will inherit a great pool of players including Elliott, must capitalize on the Englishman’s potential as Liverpool plots its future path.

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