Harvey Elliott delivered a masterclass with England Under-21 shirt on Thursday night. The Liverpool star contributed three goals in the match. He scored twice and assisted a third as the Young Lions thrashed Serbia in their European qualifiers by 9-1.
The Anfield gem will now hope to push his limits even more after playing arguably the best game of his career till date.
England’s U21s actually conceded first – on 27 minutes – and then made a hefty comeback in the latter stages of the first half.
However, Jaden Philogene struck back in the 38th minute, and from then on, the gate to score goals opened quite widely.
The Hull City ace ended the game with a brace, as did Elliott and Chelsea’s Noni Madueke.
Liverpool star contributed to three goals:
Liverpool’s Elliott got his first in first-half injury time, firing into the top corner of the opposition net from range.
His next G/A contribution was a cross for Jonathan Rowe’s 89th-minute header, before the Liverpool ace wrapped up the score in the 91st minute with a calm finish.
He took 94 touches of the ball, registered five key passes, delivered four accurate long balls and three accurate crosses.
A perfect performance from the youngster. The Liverpool star contributed nearly the winning moments of the match alone. It’ll be exciting to see him continue to develop as a player and get even better with time.
However, Sofascore gave Elliott a perfect 10 out of 10 rating for his efforts on the night.
If guided and trained properly, this player has the potential to become one of the English greats in future as he is shining in the U-21 team is quite praiseworthy. He can create new records once he’s admitted into the England senior team.
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