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Harvey Elliott devotes his first Liverpool goal to family member during 7-2 win

Liverpool forward Harvey Elliott dedicated his senior goal for the club to a beloved family member following the Reds’ 7-2 victory against Blackpool at Anfield.

Elliott, 17, came off the bench to convert his first goal for the club under manager Jurgen Klopp since signing from Fulham last summer.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 05: (THE SUN OUT. THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Harvey Elliott of Liverpool scores the fourth goal making the score 4-2 at Anfield on September 05, 2020 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Following what must have been a proud moment for the Liverpool teenager, Elliott devoted his big moment to his Grandad during an Instagram post.

The caption read: “That goal was for you Grandad”.

Despite Liverpool firing seven past former Blackpool and former under-23’s coach Neil Critchley, the Reds fell two goals behind early following efforts from CJ Hamilton and Jerry Yates.

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Joel Matip returned from a knee injury for the first time since the Merseyside derby back in July and reduced the deficit after his header glanced in just before the break.

The Premier League champions were quickly in front following the second half restart as Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino were both on the scoresheet minutes apart of eachother.

Elliott then grabbed the fourth before arguably Liverpool’s star of pre-season Takumi Minamino converted the fifth with a slick finish.

Divock Origi also found the net before substitute defender Sepp van den Berg also came off the bench to complete the scoring and wrap up a comfortable victory.

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