The return of Harvey Elliot brings good news for all Reds fans, players included.
The highly-rated 18-year-old made his return to first-team training after 4 months on the sidelines, having incurred an ankle injury during a 3-0 win against Leeds back in September.
The bright youngster’s return was met with a warm welcome from his teammates, and manager alike.
A clip from the training session emerged showing Klopp giving his trademark bear hug to the midfielder.
Klopp and Elliott ❤️ pic.twitter.com/AdRB8E4kYc— Watch LFC (@Watch_LFC) January 19, 2022
Alongside his gaffer, James Milner conveyed his happiness on the youngster’s return via his Twitter.
He posted a picture with Elliot, with the caption ‘Buzzing to see this guy back out there with us #baller’.
Buzzing to see this guy back out there with us 💯 #baller pic.twitter.com/zl53qdGO0a— James Milner (@JamesMilner) January 18, 2022
Summing up the jovial vibes of the session is Virgil van Dijk.
A clip gaining popularity amongst Reds fans shows Big Virg welcoming Elliot back in the most unique manner possible.
The Dutch international can cut a stern figure at times, due to his stature and his no-nonsense attitude on the pitch.
Nonetheless, in training the 30-year-old is as good a teammate as one can ask for, this clip provides further evidence for that.
During his jog to join his teammates, Elliot received almost cheerleader-like encouragement from Van Dijk.
Donning a hoarse accent, the Dutch International can be heard saying – “Go on Harvey, back in the building”.
Naturally, fans online likened the vocal inflexion to Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster, who carries a similar cadence.
Liverpool players are happy Harvey is back— – (@PassLikeThiago) January 18, 2022