Watch: Liverpool starlet Elliott fires just wide with long-range strike vs Chelsea


Harvey Elliott continued his impressive start to the season for Liverpool with a long-range shot that flashed just inches past the post against Chelsea.

Having spent last season on loan at Blackburn Rovers, Elliott has been given a more prominent role by Jurgen Klopp this season and looks intent on repaying his manager’s faith.

And the 18-year-old almost scored with a sensational strike against the European champions on Saturday evening.

After combining with Mo Salah, Elliott drove a 25-yard shot which flashed just past Edouard Mendy’s left-hand post. The effort was greeted with acclaim from a packed Anfield, who must be salivating at the early season performances of their young starlet.

Moments like these are getting everyone’s attention – Elliott received his first call up for the England U21 squad this week and Gareth Southgate is reportedly a huge admirer of the midfielder.

“Harvey is a player we have been aware of for a while. It was really good seeing him go out on loan to Blackburn. I watched a lot of his games at Blackburn,” said new England U21 boss Lee Carsley.

“You are always cautious to see how they will get on in a first-team environment especially in the Championship which is a tough physical league. I thought he was very good.

“He has obviously carried that on in pre-season and showed that by getting minutes at Liverpool which is not an easy team to get into. It is the right time for Harvey to come in.”

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