There have not been many Liverpool-related topics that have been fun to write about over the past 4 months. One of the very few exceptions to the trend has been covering Harvey Elliott making his mark on the Championship during his loan at Blackburn Rovers.
The 18-year-old winger has scored six goals and assisted another 12 over 39 games with Blackburn, to the delight of Liverpool fans everywhere. His latest goal, the winner in his team’s 2-1 victory over Derby County today, was an important one for a team that’s seen very poor recent form drop them from the promotion race to a fight to stave off relegation.
But the goal held will hold a special meaning for Liverpool fans because of the way the young Englishman chose to celebrate. After firing a left-footed shot past Derby keeper David Marshall just before halftime, Elliott removed his jersey to reveal a white shirt on which he’d written “YNWA” below the number 96, a clear tribute to the Hillsborough victims the day after the 32nd anniversary of Liverpool’s darkest day.
After the match, the talented young winger took to Instagram to pay further tribute to the 96 innocent people who lost their lives on that tragic day.
It was a touching tribute that will further endear the exciting winger in the hearts of the Liverpool faithful. Bravo Harvey.