Alisson Becker has praised the impact of youngsters Harvey Elliott and Fabio Carvalho for Liverpool this season.
Speaking to LFCTV after The Reds’ 0-0 draw with Everton today, Alisson said that in the pair, Liverpool have two ‘amazing’ players who will get even better.
It’s amazing because they are really talented boys. [They are] still young but they are already stepping up on the team and making great performances, helping the team,” said the goalkeeper.
“They have the quality, the quality is there. They’re going to keep improving and that’s amazing because we need those kinds of players to play. Even if they are not starting the game, we know that they can make the difference coming from the bench. So I’m really happy for them, they just have to keep on going.”
Plenty more to come from young pair, but not their day today
It was great to see both Elliott and Carvalho starting for Liverpool today. Elliott is a fixture in the Reds midfield by now. But his mate Carvalho was given his first start for the club after some excellent cameos from the bench.
Unfortunately, they weren’t able to help Liverpool to a win today. The game also came with some bad news for Carvalho, who now looks set to miss the midweek trip to play Napoli.
The 20-year-old picked up what early signs show to be a dead leg in the closing stages of the first-half. As a result, the youngster will likely have to wait to make his Champions League debut.
That will only be a matter of time, though. Carvalho has already proven himself to be a vital part of the Liverpool squad this season. He’ll be desperate to make his bow in Europe’s premier competition, and hopefully won’t have long to wait.
As for Elliott, he was largely very good today. One or two passes went awry in the first-half, which put Liverpool under pressure. But by large he managed well for the 80 minutes he was on the pitch.
It’s possible that Liverpool are starting to be a little over-reliant on the 19-year-old. With another game coming up on Wednesday, maybe he should drop to the bench. They can’t afford to burn him out.