'I'm not so sure': Ally McCoist urges Jurgen Klopp to drop £46k-a-week Liverpool player
Ally McCoist has suggested that Liverpool ace Harvey Elliott shouldn’t be starting for Jurgen Klopp’s side at this moment in time.
The pundit told talkSPORT that, while the 19-year-old is a great talent, he may not be strong enough to be a Reds regular.
Elliott has had a more prominent role for Liverpool this season, in wake of their problems in midfield.
The youngster has played in every one of the Reds’ 21 games in all competitions this term.
But while Elliott’s quality is not in doubt, he has sometimes looked out of his depth against more physical midfield opponents.
With the January transfer window on the horizon, Liverpool are likely to look at bolstering in the middle of the park.
McCoist reckons this is something the Reds should’ve done in the summer.
“I think Liverpool should’ve broken the bank and got that deal done earlier. I really do,” he said.
“How long have you and I been speaking about Liverpool’s midfield needing [reinforcements]?
“I know he’s not had a good time over in Paris, but they’ve actually missed [Gini] Wijnaldum as well, to be brutally honest with you.
“You look at that side, I don’t know. I like Harvey Elliott as a player, absolutely 100%, I think he’s a good player.
“Is he strong enough right now to be in that Liverpool midfield, I’m not so sure.”
McCoist is right – Elliott is a top talent, but at this moment in time, he shouldn’t be starting so much.
The £46,000-a-week gem is still developing in terms of talent, mindset and physically.
Klopp needs to bring in more first-team ready players in midfield and let Elliott continue his development at his own pace.
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