Journalist Charlotte Coates has shared some praise for Liverpool midfielder Harvey Elliott and his performance in the Merseyside club’s recent 7-0 win over Manchester United in the Premier League.
Following on from their 2-0 win over Wolves in midweek, the Reds thumped Erik ten Hag’s side at Anfield, securing another three points and landing in the history books for the biggest ever win against United.
Goals from Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunez, Cody Gakpo and Roberto Firmino sealed the win for Jurgen Klopp’s side on the day.
However, it was another Liverpool player that found himself on the end of some hefty praise for his efforts on Sunday.
In a recent Twitter post, Coates had this to say about Elliott.
She said: “Didn’t think Harvey Elliott was up to it in midfield for Liverpool if I’m being honest, but he was superb today. Set the tempo and looked every bit a Reds midfielder #LFC.”
Starting in a midfield three alongside Fabinho and Jordan Henderson, Elliott had 71 touches of the ball in total, leaving only Andy Robertson (78) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (81) with more touches, before being replaced by Curtis Jones in the 85th minute of the game.
During his time on the pitch, the 19-year-old provided the assist for Nunez’s first goal of the game to put the home side 2-0 up not long after the second half kicked off.
In addition to that, the Englishman had two clear attempts at goal and successfully completed the one dribble he attempted.
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Then from a defensive point of view, the youngster had the joint-highest number of tackles made (4) alongside the two Liverpool full-backs as well as winning six of the nine duels he was involved in.
This ultimately earned the teenager an overall match rating of 7.8/10 from SofaScore, which is higher than his two midfield partners managed to pick up.
The Daily Express also picked up on Elliott’s display by saying in their player ratings article that he “offered more creativity from midfield than Liverpool are used to”, before describing his overall performance as “impressive” on the day.
Taking all of this into account, it’s clear that the midfielder put in a top shift for his side and was very much deserving of the praise from Coates on Twitter.