Harvey Elliott placed a wreath at Hillsborough on Tuesday evening, five days after the disaster’s anniversary. The on-loan Liverpool teenager was filmed doing so.
Few things feel positive in football right now, particularly at Liverpool. So we’ll always take the time to celebrate a moment worthy of applause.
We got such a moment on Tuesday evening. Harvey Elliott, who plays for Blackburn Rovers at Sheffield Wednesday this evening, placed a wreath in memory of the 96 in front of the Leppings Lane End.
Credit to Blackburn Rovers, too, who filmed the moment and posted it on their Twitter channel.
Elliott, of course, was born long after the disaster took place on April 15th 1989. He wouldn’t be born for another 14 years, in fact.
But he was uniquely placed as a Liverpool player this week, just five days after the anniversary. He’s playing at Hillsborough, in front of the stand where 96 lost their lives.
So we’ve got nothing but applause for him taking the time to place the wreath. It’s a fantastic moment in line with what makes Liverpool truly special.
One man who quickly offered his own applause was Kenny Dalglish. There aren’t many better placed to do so.
Thank you, I’m sure this will be warmly appreciated by so many – myself included. ♥️ Good luck tonight!— Sir Kenny Dalglish (😷 & 💉) (@kennethdalglish) April 20, 2021
Elliott started the game for Blackburn, continuing a run of starts. He’s got a goal and assist in his last two.
It’s been a great season for the teenager, despite being his first full senior campaign. Elliott has 11 assists and six goals in the Championship.
That makes him Blackburn’s third-highest goalscorer and by far their most creative player. Second and third on their assist charts combine for eight – Elliott is a cut above in that regard.
In fact, Elliott is joint-second in the Championship for assists. Funnily enough, he’s level with Harry Wilson, another player on loan from Liverpool.
But the face Elliott does this as a teenager is simply remarkable – he only became an adult earlier this month.
Liverpool fans can let themselves get excited about Elliott, then. He’s a special player with bags of talent – and we all love those.
And his willingness to place that wreath only increases that excitement, in truth. It’s all pretty much exactly what you hope from any player, let alone someone who’s 18.
Elliott has the talent to be someone special and the head to do something special for the club. We can only hope Liverpool give him a senior chance themselves before long.