Young Harvey Elliott a.k.a. The Child (if you know, you know) is now trusted by Jurgen Klopp as a first-team starter even in big games like last night’s clash against Chelsea. And he put in a performance to justify that trust, by having a great game. Unfortunately his efforts couldn’t make up for an overall team performance that fell short of the mark.
“It just wasn’t our day”, said Elliott speaking to liverpoolfc.com. “We tried what we could, gave it 100 per cent and unfortunately we came away with the draw. I think the mood in the changing room is a bit down because obviously we wanted to come away with the win against 10 men.
“Chelsea obviously are a top-class side, they fought until the very end and were hard to break down, so you’ve got to give them credit.
He is grateful however for the opportunities he is getting to show his talents.
“I‘m just thankful for the coaching staff and for the team for believing in me and giving me these opportunities. When you’re on the pitch you’ve just got to focus, you’ve just got to give it 100 per cent and you focus on the excitement after. It’s every boy’s dream to play in front of this crowd at Anfield and to put on this red strip. I just want to give 100 per cent to the club, I just want to play for the club and just run my socks off until I can’t run anymore, to be honest”, he said.
Elliott also didn’t forget to mention the famous crowds at Anfield who got behind him, saying, “I’m just proud of this team, and proud of the crowd for not giving up and for pushing us and wanting us to go on and win the game.
“I just wish safe travels home for the crowd, who are obviously travelling all around England to come and watch us today. So we’re always thankful for the crowd – they’re our 12th man.”