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The emotional reason for Elliot's celebration

By Charles Cornwall

The emotional reason for Elliot's celebration

Harvey Elliott revealed after Liverpool's 9-0 win over Bournemouth that his grandmother passed away a few days ago.

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Harvey Elliott scored his first goal for Liverpool in the Premier League during a 9-0 win over AFC Bournemouth in what was an emotional day for the 19-year-old. He also reflected on the team's "unbelievable" performance to take the first three points of the season after two draws and a painful defeat to Manchester United.

Elliott made his debut with a lovely finish from the edge of the box after six minutes.  The goal helped manager Jürgen Klopp's side to their biggest-ever Premier League win, an afternoon that was especially meaningful for the No 19 and his family. "It's a dream for us and definitely a springboard for the next games. It will give us confidence and motivation to do well again on Wednesday," said the youngster.

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According to Elliot, there was a lot of pressure at Anfield to get the three points, so he reckons the players were under a lot of pressure to go out and give a good performance, a fact that came to fruition with the win, and it was a big relief for everyone. "To score five goals in the first half was a dream start for us. The boys played unbelievably throughout the game," he said.

The emotional celebration

"My grandmother passed away a few days ago, so it was for her and the three points," he said with emotion in his voice after the game, a fact that made his goal on Saturday all the more special. "I had a few chances, especially in the Palace game, but luckily today the ball found the back of the net. It was a fantastic feeling to score at Anfield, not just any goal, but a goal like that, it's always worth the effort," he said.

For Elliot, the idea during the game was not to settle for just one goal and go for the rest in the second half, to show what you've been working for. "For us it's one of those moments, it's not something we can be happy about at half-time. We just have to go out and keep putting on a show and show the world, as well as the fans, that we are Liverpool. It's a massive week and now we go into the three-games-a-week period. This is a really important result and performance," he added. 

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