Harvey Elliott started for England Under 21s tonight and registered two assists in a 5-0 win. The Liverpool player is looking good.
Harvey Elliott got the nod for England Under 21s against Kosovo on Friday evening. The teenager made sure manager Lee Carsley noticed him, too, as he picked up two assists in a 5-0 win.
The first was a wonderful cross into the box for Hull City forward Keane Lewis-Potter to score. Elliott then played in Cameron Archer for England’s third after working some space after a corner.
It comes after Elliott originally looked like he’d miss the game. The Liverpool midfielder caught Covid-19 and had to return to Merseyside but quickly recovered to play a role against Kosovo.
Carsley actually singled Elliott out for praise ahead of the game, in fact. He feels the youngster has an ‘excellent’ attitude.
“He was outstanding at the last camp on and off the pitch,” he said, per the Mirror. “If you think about the journey that he’s been on this season, he’s had so many highs and lows. It would be good for him to finish on a positive note. He deserves that.
“He’s got an excellent attitude, works so hard and is a good guy. He has got a chance of playing. He’s trained for the last three days. He turned up at camp, tested positive with Covid, went back to Liverpool, got over Covid and joined straight back up with the squad.”
Harvey Elliott gets assists for England
This is all positive for Elliott, then, who will hope to have a big season next time around. Of course, it appeared he’d have a big season last time out.
After starting brilliantly, Elliott picked up an injury against Leeds United shortly into the campaign. That left him on the fringes all the way until the end – a real shame for the 19-year-old.
But we believe all signs point to Elliott having a sizeable role next season. The youngster has shown he’s capable of delivering when Liverpool and England call on him – now it’s time to really put the faith there.