With Liverpool only having two games left to play, Harvey Elliott is mathematically out of the running to automatically get a Premier League winners medal. The league rules stipulate a player must have five appearances across the season to be assured a medal. While the 17 year old has featured regularly in cup matches, he has only come on the field twice in the league.
Because people are the worst, someone decided it was a great idea to comment on one of Elliott’s Instagram post about how not getting a medal must suck. Glaring lack of punctuation aside, Elliott gave a well measured response that belied his tender age:
not about me lad it’s about the team and I’m over the moon for them all to be receiving one they all deserve it more than anything so I’m going to be celebrating as a supporter with the fans
Regardless if internet trolls, Harvey Elliott is still likely to get a medal. Jurgen Klopp has already stated that he will ensure all players on the squad will get a medal, even if he has to make them himself.
Outside of the third keeper, Andy Lonergan (remember him?), Curtis Jones is the only other player below the five appearance threshold, having played four times in the league. Odds are that he will get at least one more appearance this season. With the club allocated 40 medals, and all players with 5 or more appearances required to receive a medal, that leaves 18 medals up for grabs, or 17 if Curtis Jones gets another appearance. After the squad, we hope that the chicken ladies, Carol and Caroline, are next on the “must receive medals” list.