Liverpool youngster Harvey Elliott suffered a blow to the head in Liverpool’s FA Cup defeat to Brighton, but the 19-year-old reassured fans after the game that the injury should not keep him out of action for many games, if at all.
Elliott was replaced after the knock but seemed in good condition after the game. He spoke to Liverpool’s official website and expressed his concern about the team’s results and his determination to turn things around.
“It’s been a tough season so far. In training tomorrow and throughout the week, we have to work to put things right. It’s down to us. It’s another tough opponent in the next game. We need to look at ourselves but, at the same time, pick ourselves up.”
“The reason we have been so successful is because of the amount of fight we have, the work we put in on the training pitch, and the hunger and desire to play for the fans and the club. We always believe.”
Elliott then spoke about his head injury, but eased the worries of supporters.
“I’m OK. It’s a bit sore, but it’s nothing that’s going to stop me. I’ve had worse. It’s just a bang on the head, so I should be over it in the next couple of days. These things happen in football.”
Liverpool were very unlucky to lose the game 2-1 after an injury time strike from Kaoru Mitoma knocked the Reds out of the competition. Elliott gave his thoughts on the game.
“I’m lost for words. Especially [to lose] in the last kick of the game. We fought so hard throughout the game. We had chances ourselves. I had chances to make it two and increase our lead.”
“It’s another learning curve. Unfortunately, the game is done, we can’t change the outcome. We have to go again.”
“Maybe luck is just not on our side at the moment. You never know, that late chance could have fallen to us and we could’ve scored at the other end, and we could be coming away with a win.”
“We need to stay concentrated throughout the whole game and make sure we put performances in.”