Liverpool ‘dug deep’ to overcome Burnley at Anfield – Harvey Elliott

Harvey Elliott provided two assists as Liverpool beat Burnley to return to the summit of the Premier League table.

Harvey Elliott was delighted with the fighting spirit of Liverpool as they defeated Burnley 3-1 in front of a record attendance at Anfield on Saturday.

The win saw the Reds return to the top of the Premier League table and are now two points ahead of Manchester City who have a game in hand and five points adrift of Arsenal who face West Ham United on Sunday.

Jurgen Klopp’s side took the lead through Diogo Jota but Dara O’Shea converted moments before the interval to level.

The visitors had several chances after the break, but it was the hosts who capitalised on theirs.

Luis Diaz and Darwin Nunez both found the back of the net, benefiting from assists by Elliott, who replaced the injured Trent Alexander-Arnold at the start of the second half.

Speaking in an interview with Liverpoolfc.com, the 20-year-old said: “Yeah, as I’ve said before, every game is going to be very hard.

“Burnley made it very difficult for us in moments, caused us problems as well. We went in at half-time level so you could see the quality that they had.

“We had to dig deep, we had to find the moments where we could break them down and score vital goals and be clinical – and that’s exactly what we did today.

“Yeah, definitely. It has been a tough season and a few games we have had to grind to get three points – and today was one of them.

“Burnley made it very, very hard, came here with a clear game plan and caused us problems. But, as I said, we found a way to win and were clinical in the moments we needed to be.

“We could have scored more as well. But it just sums up this team and we’re not going to stop.

On his performance off the bench, Elliot added: “Yeah, it’s part of the journey. As you said, I want to be starting and that’s my goal – I want to get back in the team and kind of cement my spot.

“But I’m just more than happy getting on the pitch first and foremost, whether it’s off the bench or starting, I’m just happy to put the shirt on and go out and play, especially at Anfield.

“It’s down to me to try to make a difference; that’s why I’m coming on, that’s kind of my role in the team, that’s why I’m here today.

“It’s using my ability, using my skills and trying to provide something else, whether that’s starting or coming off the bench. I just need to give it 100 per cent, I need to work as hard as I can and work for the team.

“Everyone is going to be needed this season, no matter whether you’re playing, starting the games or coming off the bench, or not playing week in, week out.

“Everyone is going to be needed. It’s a long season, we have got many games, so it’s about staying ready, staying on your toes and when you’re called upon, you need to make that impact.”

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