Harvey Elliott: Liverpool ace fights back tears in interview after Bournemouth win
Harvey Elliott was extremely emotional after scoring in Liverpool’s crushing 9-0 victory over Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon.
The youngster was in his side’s starting lineup for the Premier League clash.
And he scored Liverpool’s second goal in the sixth minute
The ball fell invitingly to Elliott just outside the box and he curled a sumptuous left-footed effort into the corner of the net.
Elliott sunk to his knees and looked up to the sky in an emotional celebration.
Elliott then couldn’t gold back the tears in his post-match interview.
The 19-year-old revealed that his emotions were down to his grandmother passing away just a few days before the game.
He told LFCTV: “Yeah I mean my nan passed away a few days ago, it’s just for her really and more importantly the three points.”
He continued, per the Daily Express: “Just shoot. I’ve sort of had a few chances here and there, especially in the Palace game, but luckily today the ball hit the back of the net.
“It was 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.”
Speaking of Liverpool’s performance, he said: “It was unbelievable. It was a perfect response from us in all fairness, to score as many goals as we did, to top off a great win. More importantly we got the three points.
“It’s a dream for us. It’s definitely a stepping stone into the next games. We’re going to use it as confidence and motivation to put things right again on Wednesday.
There was a lot of pressure on us players to go out and put on a performance and we certainly did that. To score five goals in the first half was a good start for us. We played unbelievably throughout the game and a big congratulations to the young lads who deserved their chance.
“They deserved to be playing today and they’re the ones who keep us going in training as well. It’s a massive relief for us and we’re just so excited for Wednesday. It’s back to the busy stage now, three games in a week. Recovery is very important and we need to keep on going.
We use today as motivation but we can’t get too excited about it because Newcastle is another hard game, and then Everton as well. We’ve got hard games. Everyone we play in the Premier League is hard. It’s just how we make sure we put in another performance like we did today