For all that has been said about how Liverpool Not reaching the best form this season, the Red Devils have only lost 2 times since the beginning of the campaign.
The German leader changed the starting lineup a bit, with Caoimhin Kelleher, Ibrahima Konate, Konstantinos Tsimikas and Takumi Minamino. However, Liverpool still proved too strong against Cardiff.
The Reds completely dominated the game and didn’t let the champions sniff as they won 3-1 at Anfield.
Elliot marks his return from injury with a goal
The scorers for Liverpool are Diogo Jota, Minamino and Harvey Elliot. The player played his first game since being sidelined with a dislocated ankle in September. However, the 18-year-old played as if he had never been absent. Elliot was one of Liverpool’s best performers before his unfortunate injury and his return is good news for Klopp.
The young midfielder was brought on to replace Naby Keita in the 58th minute and was immediately involved in every move of the Red Devils. His mobility and eye for passes suggest he plays a huge role in Liverpool’s attacks.
Elliott ended the game deservedly – a stunning goal for that matter after controlling the ball and finishing off a cross from Andy Robertson.
Elliot gives the Reds another space in midfield
Klopp has several midfield options to choose from and the arrival of Luis Diaz means the Liverpool boss is now free to choose.
In Elliot, however, the German boss can adapt his style and be more direct. The teenager played with a level of maturity rare for his age. His ability to pick up passes from tight spaces makes him very special.
As such, Elliott’s return from injury is a huge boost for Liverpool, as none of their other midfield options offer what he brings to the team. Klopp said after the game, quoted by Sports sky:
“He [Elliot] Unlucky with the injury but then lucky with the whole process afterwards. Everything went well. He did an incredible job and the medical department did an incredible job. “
“He’s been patient again and he’s still a fearless boy and a great player. There’s not a lot of good when you have injuries like that. But when you’re that young, you It’s better to face it. Having this goal is a really touching moment.”
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Klopp is clearly a big fan of Elliot and will certainly give the youngster plenty of game time. If he has an injury-free season, Liverpool could have a world champion in their hands.
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