Harvey Elliott tear up in interview after revealing personal loss


Harvey Elliott tearfully thanked his grandmother for inspiration after the goal he scored against Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon

Harvey Elliott broke down in tears during post match interview

Elliott revealed his nan who passed away during the week inspired him when he scored the goal in Liverpool's impressive victory over Bournemouth.

Liverpool recorded their first win in the Premier League this season with a stylish 9-0 victory over Bournemouth. The Reds' impressive win came on Saturday afternoon at Anfield; it was inspired by Elliott's early strike in the sixth minute. The young midfielder whipped a beautiful shot from the edge of the box that snuck inside the far corner. More importantly, the goal helped Liverpool equal the Premier League record for most goals in a single match.

The 19-year-old scored a goal, and his reaction was one of pure joy. He fist-pumped the air, gave a wave to the crowd and then kneeled down on the field with his head looking up to the sky.

Elliott revealed after the match that he was thinking about his grandmother when he scored.

Tearing up on his post match interview with LFCTV, emotional Elliott said: "Yeah," (the goal was special). "My nan passed away a few days ago. It was just for her really – and more importantly the three points."

Elliott continued once he had got himself back: "Bobby is a great player, as well as a great guy and it’s always a great thing to play with him.

“He’s unselfish in many ways, and just for his confidence today, it was unbelievable."

On how he rates himself after his brilliant finish, Elliott said: “Just shoot. I've had a few chances here and there, especially in the [Crystal] Palace game, but lucky today the ball hit the back of the net. It’s just a great feeling to score at Anfield, not just any goal but a goal like that.

"It's always worth the hard work and to hear the crowd roar. For me personally, it’s great and hopefully many more to come.”

Jurgen Klopp has great faith in Elliott due to his stellar performance in a midfield trio with Fabinho and Jordan Henderson.

Liverpool who were 5-0 up in the first half were without Thiago, Naby Keita Curtis Jones and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain but came very solid against the Cherries after suffering defeat to bitter rivals Manchester United just a week before.

“I don’t think we could settle for what happened in the first half,” Elliott said. "We needed to go out and go again. The boys showed that today – we scored so many good goals. It’s one of those for us, we can’t just sit on it and be happy about it at half-time. We have to go out and keep putting in a performance to show the world, as well as the fans, that we are Liverpool and today we put on a performance.

“It’s back to the busy stage now – I think it’s three games in a week now – so recoveries are important. We’ve got to keep on going and use today as motivation but not get too excited about it, because Newcastle is another hard game, then Everton as well. We’ve got hard games, everyone we play in the Premier League is hard, but it’s about how we come back. We need to make sure we put in another performance like we did today."

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