Luis Diaz has applauded Liverpool teammate Harvey Elliott for his display against Wolves last night.
Elliott was rewarded for a fine performance with the Man of the Match award from the BBC. His long-range goal after 13 minutes proved to be the difference, as Liverpool advanced in the FA Cup.
Clearly delighted with his night’s work, Elliott took to Instagram after the game to thank the travelling Reds fans. “For you reds! Thank you,” wrote the 19-year-old.
Among those in the replies were Liverpool goalkeepers Caoimhin Kelleher and Adrian. “Booooom golazo!!” wrote Adrian, while Kelleher went with the more understated “What a strike.”
Diaz was another to hail Elliott’s impact. Still getting to grips with his English, the Colombian chose a word-less response instead. An applauding emoji next to a flames emoji – that’ll do it.
After such a beauty of a strike, we can’t think of a more fitting way to describe it than that.
Elliott gets his reward
On top of his goal – which was an outstanding piece of play – this was a much improved performance from Elliott.
At times the 19-year-old has looked lost this season in the Liverpool midfield. With those around him all at sea too, that’s hardly Elliott’s fault.
But through it all, the youngster has never shirked anything. He’s the only player to feature in all Liverpool’s games this season for good reason.
Elliott has fallen short plenty of times during those matches. But the desire to send the Reds fans home happy never leaves him.
Against Wolves, he looked like a man on a mission. Back in his arguably more favoured right-sided wing role, the No.19 hassled and pressed Julen Lopetegui’s players all game long.
The goal was obviously the highlight. But the energy and work-rate Elliot showed all evening was perhaps even more important. He wasn’t the only one to raise his game last night, but Diaz is right to applaud his young colleague. Well played, Harvey.