The young Reds’ clash with their Manchester counterparts has been selected as one of three Premier League 2 clashes to be held at the first-team stadium in 2019/20.
This is in line with the regulations of the league, in order to generate further interest from supporters and provide players with valuable experience in top-level facilities.
Previously the fixture was to be a 1pm kickoff at Kirkby, but now those planning to watch the likes of Elliott, Ki-Jana Hoever, Sepp van den Berg, Yasser Larouci, Curtis Jones and Rhian Brewster are faced with a big decision.
The club have announced ticket details for the academy clash, with prices ranging from £1 for over-65s, young adults and juniors to just £3 for adults.
But the reality is many will instead prefer to follow Jurgen Klopp‘s side at Turf Moor, at home or at the pub.
It is a fixture clash that was likely dictated by the schedules of both Liverpool and Man City, but it is a disappointing one regardless—particularly as an 8pm kickoff would have been after full-time in Burnley.
Elliott has been one of the brightest players despite this, with the 16-year-old settling in well following his move from Fulham and showcasing his excellent passing range with his left foot.
They are the only two sides to fail to take a single point from their opening two games of Division 1 in the under-23s league so far.
City lost 4-3 to Southampton in their opening game, and then 3-1 to Spurs last Friday.