Liverpool skipper Virgil Van Dijk comments on the rise of club’s young talent, Harvey Elliott in recent times. The Reds beat Burnley in their latest Premier League fixture and much of its credit goes to the midfielder.
Liverpool won 3-1 against Vincent Kompany’s side with Harvey providing assists for latter two goals. Not for the first time this season, the 20-year-old stepped up after coming off the bench and delivered a pivotal performance. Besides setting up the goal for Luis Diaz, the ex-Fulham star also made a pinpoint cross to Darwin Nunez. He is definitely a super sub for Jurgen Klopp as all of his five goal contributions came after coming on from bench.
Harvey Elliott: A solution from present to the future
Speaking to the Liverpool ECHO after the Burnley game, Van Dijk was full of praise for Elliott. He also explained what he thinks Elliott now needs to do to make his spot cemented in the first team. He said,
“Harvey is so young. He goes through a lot of things personally. He would love to be playing week in week out. But obviously playing at the highest level, you also have to be patient and then grab your moments when you get them.
He has to keep going. Don’t be frustrated that you don’t play as sometimes it is part of the business, but when you get your opportunities, you have to perform and that’s what he has done in this case.”
It is surely frustrating for Elliott to start on the bench for a considerable time. A player of his quality and form deserves a place in the starting XI. However, the Dutchman is right in his prospect. Harvey is still quite young and has ample amount of time to showcase his strength. If he continues like this, he will certainly be a huge shoutout in the future for the Merseyside club.
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