The ongoing 2021/22 season would always be one to cherish for Liverpool’s Harvey Elliott as it became the season the youngster got the full first-team experience at the club that he grew up supporting.
The Englishman made his first start for Liverpool this season in the Premier League while he also secured debuts in the FA Cup, League Cup and the Champions League. The 19-year-old also scored his first goal for Liverpool as he converted from a wonderful volley against Cardiff City in the FA Cup.
Elliott has been able to rack up these milestones despite having missed a large chunk of the first half of the season following a horrific ankle injury he sustained during a game against Leeds United.
The Englishman received tremendous support from the Elland Road faithful and subsequently from Liverpool teammates such as Virgil van Dijk and James Milner during his road to recovery. The support proved beneficial for the youngster as he scored during his first game back against Cardiff.
As Liverpool head into a crucial period where they compete for three different trophies, manager Jurgen Klopp would be pleased to have Elliott back as an additional option in midfield.
The youngster has combined dynamism and energy with the required technical skills for a top midfielder whenever called upon by Klopp.
Perhaps in praise of his style of football, Elliott has received a new nickname from teammate Roberto Firmino as the Brazilian christened him “Harvinho” while wishing the Englishman on his birthday.
“Happy birthday Harvinho!! May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you”, expressed Firmino as he took to Instagram to wish Elliot alongside a picture of the two players.
With the addition of Luis Diaz in the January window, Liverpool does boast of showcasing South American flair in their game and with Firmino having bestowed the honorary title on Elliot, Liverpool fans would be looking forward to feasting their eyes on their performances.