Liverpool midfielder Harvey Elliott has admitted that he should have scored twice against Wolves last night.
Elliott was presented with the Reds’ best chances of the first-half at Anfield. But the 19-year-old was unable to take either. Luckily, it didn’t make a difference in the end. Goals from Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah saw to that.
But speaking to LFCTV after the game, it’s clear that the two missed chances were a source of disappointment to Harvey.
“For me, it’s one of them where I knew I should’ve done better, both opportunities to be honest,” admitted the teenager. “I had the technique and the skill to be able to apply the finish but today wasn’t my day. Luckily the other boys could provide the finish for us and get the win.”
Don’t worry young man, you more than made up for it with another impressive display! We’ll get them next time.
Elliott gets his mojo back.
Since the burden of starting every game has been removed from Elliott, he’s started to look a whole lot better.
The return to fitness of the likes of Naby Keita has allowed Jurgen Klopp to take Elliott out of the firing line a little. This appears to have done wonders for the youngster.
While he has always been a player full of energy and passion, he had started to look a little aimless on the pitch. With Liverpool struggling to shut up shop, Elliott wasn’t always able to cover Trent Alexander-Arnold effectively.
Freed from the shackles of a starting role in a struggling team, Harvey now looks rejuvenated. He’s now being given the job that he absolutely should be at this stage of his development.
In and out of the team with the occasional start where needed. That’s the way he’s going to develop into the player that Liverpool believe he can be. So, he may not have found the net on Wednesday, but Elliott shouldn’t be too hard on himself. He’s come through an exceptionally tough period looking all the better for it. Keep going, Harvey.