Elliott reveals his goal for this season after fulfilling lifelong dream
Liverpool’s teenage prospect Harvey Elliott says he fulfilled a lifelong dream of scoring for the Reds after netting in Saturday’s 7-2 demolition of League One Blackpool at Anfield.
Despite the Seasiders – managed by former Reds Under-23s boss Neil Critchley – racing into a 2-0 lead, they peaked too early and were eventually given a sound thrashing by the reigning Premier League champions in their final friendly game before starting the defence of their crown.
Despite hailing from London – Elliott, snapped up from Fulham last summer – is a lifelong Liverpool fan.
He told the club’s website:
“It was great, to be honest, to score for my boyhood club..
“It has been a dream ever since I was a little boy.
“Like I said, it’s a dream come true. But I just need to keep going and keep putting in the performances, as we did in the second half. Hopefully many more opportunities will come.
“I see my main goal is to get in the team, get a few appearances here and there.
“As you can see, it’s a very hard team to get into, there’s a lot of world-class players here.
“But even just the experiences around, training with these guys every day and being around the coaching staff every day, it’s just a dream come true.
“So, any opportunity I get, I’m very grateful for. Hopefully I can prove to the gaffer that I can live up to the standards.”