Harvey Elliott’s influential performance in numbers

The 19-year-old’s performance dominated the statistics.

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Youngster Harvey Elliott has often been the shining star in a lacklustre Liverpool midfield but his recent outing against Manchester United was his most important performance yet.

The in-depth statistics, provided by Wyscout, are on show for the world to see how integral Elliott was to the dismantling of Erik ten Hag’s side.

He was just as important in a defensive aspect as he was in his attacking exploits, with him often the highest performer in most statistics.

He won 11 duels in total, with his Liverpool teammate Ibrahima Konate the only player to better him and joined Trent Alexander-Arnold in winning 83% of his defensive duels.

On the afternoon, Elliott won 10 recoveries, with seven of these coming in the opponent’s half, the same as Merseyside compatriots Fabinho and Cody Gakpo.

In terms of successful forward passes, Elliott completed the most for all Liverpool midfielders and attackers on the field of play with 13.

Another defensive quality that impressed in their outing was his vast number of interceptions as he topped the list with six, alongside Jordan Henderson and Fabinho.

Going forward, the 19-year-old was just as good as anyone on the pitch, with three shots and two chances created.

His shot actions were level with two Liverpool forwards and his chance creation was only bettered by Andrew Robertson and Mohamed Salah.

As shown, his performance was very well-rounded, with his overall successful actions not on par with Alexander-Arnold and Konate with 55.

Elliott may not steal the limelight as he failed to get a goal, but his performance against Manchester United should not be clouded over because it was excellent.

These occasions are usually won by players who rise to the occasion and pull a performance like Elliott’s out of the air when their side need it the most.

This day will most likely have a great effect on Klopp’s thinking in the coming months, with the midfielder putting on quite the show.

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