Alan Shearer now reacts to moment of magic from Liverpool's Harvey Elliott
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Alan Shearer now reacts to moment of magic from Liverpool's Harvey Elliott

BBC pundit Alan Shearer reacted to the stunning strike from Liverpool attacker Harvey Elliott after he put his side 1-0 up against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Speaking on commentary for the game, the former Newcastle United legend was full of praise for the 19-year-old, who buried a sensational shot in the 13th minute of the FA Cup replay.

“Well, what a strike that is,” Shearer said.

“Straight from one end to the other. Wolves on the attack, Liverpool having none of it and then hit them back.

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“If he had a look to his right-hand side, you know, he would have seen James Milner in acres of space. And I was thinking, is he going to pass it? Can he see him?

“Not a chance. No other thought than getting his shot away.

“The way he carries the ball and travels into the final third. Again, if he looks to his right, he sees Milner, but no chance, he’s having a pop at goal.

“What a strike that is! No other thought in his mind, is there. He’s not passing that.

“Head down. Left foot. Sees the keep six yards out. In the back of the net. What a strike!”

Shearer lavishes praise on Elliott

The former Fulham starlet has received criticism in recent weeks for his performances in Liverpool’s midfield.

Starting tonight on the right-hand side, Elliott demonstrated why he is more than capable of performing at the highest level for the Reds in a more attacking role.

Although the 19-year-old may not be perfectly suited to playing on the wing due to his lack of raw pace, he certainly prefers playing further up the pitch.

Ideally, this would be in a number 10 role, but Jurgen Klopp’s side don’t often set-up with a suitable formation.

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Either way, Elliott illustrated why he should be considered as an option for the final third, rather than as a deep-lying midfielder.

After criticism as of late, this will give the youngster confidence going forward. It may even aspire other teenagers in the squad to fight even harder for their spot in Liverpool’s starting XI.

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