It looks like Jurgen Klopp does have a sharp eye for talent, as Harvey Elliott’s assist helped Liverpool U21’s clinch a draw.
The Reds had a tough game ahead of them in the first half, after trailing behind a 1-0 lead against Napoli’s U19 team. However, the LFC U19’s managed to get some composure back in the second half, getting more opportunities to score.
With Clarkson smashing the ball off the post and our very own Curtis Jones’ shots being met by the goalkeeper, it looked like our youth team was about to face defeat. But they did not quit. Their persistence paid off in the end, with the young Reds equalising in the last ten minutes of the game.
While Layton Stewart was responsibly for the ball finding the back of net, Liverpool fans were glad to hear that Elliott’s hard work had paid off too- he was the one responsible for the assist.
What A Pass from Harvey Elliot!!!
— MILHAN CHUNGH (@MilhanIsLxthul) September 17, 2019
Big man Elliott
— ً (@_LfcAdam) September 17, 2019
ANNOUNCE HARVEY ELLIOTT TO FIRST TEAM AGAINST NAPOLI
— trent alexander arnold fan account (@DjDaDawn) September 17, 2019
Elliott made the headlines back in the summer when we signed him from Fulham. Not only is he Liverpool’s (first team’s) youngest player, but he is the youngest player to make a Premier League debut. We can praise the 16 year-old for his wise decision to come play at Anfield, as he has already earned a Super Cup with the team.
It tells you a lot about the talent he must have if Klopp decided to put him on the bench during the Super Cup. Although he has yet to make his Liverpool debut in the Premier League, I’m sure it won’t be long.
As long as Elliott continues to create chances and keeps playing with enthusiasm, the future will be bright for this Red.