Liverpool are able to save millions in the transfer window by not signing Jarrod Bowen. Instead, Jurgen Klopp can utilise his ability to bring through the youngsters and use one talented youngster next season instead.
Liverpool can better use the millions it will take to sign Bowen this summer and put it to better need.
The Reds are desperate for a midfielder after Georginio Wijnaldum’s departure while Jordan Henderson’s future is also up in the air.
That would leave Klopp light in the middle of the pitch – an area Liverpool have dominated over the past few years.
Their attempts to sign Bowen are due to the speculation over Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri.
According to The Athletic, the 24-year-old is a target that Klopp thinks a lot of – but West Ham are no easy negotiators.
After signing the winger for up to £25m just last year, the Hammers would demand a hefty fee which could push over £40m.
That is £40m too high for Liverpool – for a player that is unlikely to trouble the front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.
He would also arguably be behind Diogo Jota, who lit up Anfield in his first season.
Instead, Klopp has a gem in his side that can save him that cash that can be spent signing a much-needed midfielder.
Harvey Elliott is a rising star in the Liverpool ranks and his brilliant campaign on loan to Blackburn Rovers last season prove sit.
The Championship is no easy league, yet at just 17 the wonderkid was making his elders look silly and he ended the campaign with seven goals and 11 assists in 41 matches.
Liverpool coaches have already been wowed by the ex-Fulham ace in pre-season training with Klopp impressed by his fitness.
For a manager that has made conditioning vital to his system, that spells good news for the now-18-year-old – who also penned a long-term contract with the Reds this summer.
If given the chance, Elliott could be the missing piece that Klopp has wanted while the German is known for his ability to bring through the youngsters.
At Anfield, it could be argued that he has turned Trent Alexander-Arnold into one of the best full-backs in the world while at Borussia Dortmund, his side was inundated with youthful talent.
Still a teenager, there is a long way to go for Elliott but it is clear that, given the right chances, he could be a superstar.