Reports: Liverpool Truth exposed after surprise Harvey Elliott decision
Liverpool sensational youngsters Fabio Carvalho and Harvey Elliott cannot play together in the Liverpool midfield, according to Gabby Agbonlahor.
The ex-Aston Villa and England attacker claimed in an exclusive interview with Football Insider that the two are “top, top skills” but leave Liverpool too “exposed.”
When the Reds were beaten to a 0-0 draw by Everton last weekend, the duo made their debut together (3 September).
Elliott, 19, kept his spot in the team while Carvalho, 20, missed the 4-1 loss to Napoli in the Champions League midweek (7 September) due to injury.
Together, they went through the Fulham system, and this summer, Carvalho followed Elliott’s three-year deal to Anfield.
“I wasn’t impressed with Liverpool,” Agbonlahor said of the Merseyside derby to Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.
“Mo Salah was very wide in the game and didn’t get much help. I felt that[Darwin] Nunez had a couple of decent efforts but he didn’t look very good.
“I look at Carvalho and Elliott as two top, top talents but to start them both as number eights, that’s an open midfield.
“I feel that Liverpool do not look like title contenders to me at the moment. That can change.
“All around, everyone can improve in that team.”
Due to the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, this weekend’s game was postponed. On Tuesday, September 13, Liverpool will host Ajax at Anfield.
Their next Premier League match is planned for Sunday, September 18 when they travel to Chelsea, however there are concerns around that match due to the availability of police in London.