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The positives from Liverpool's defeat to RB Salzburg on Wednesday evening

By Charles Cornwall

The positives from Liverpool's defeat to RB Salzburg on Wednesday evening

Harvey Elliott felt there were plenty of positives for Liverpool to draw from the 1-0 defeat by Red Bull Salzburg on Wednesday evening.

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The Reds' fourth fixture of the summer ended in a narrow loss after a first-half goal from Benjamin Sesko at the Red Bull Arena. Elliott, who played the opening hour of the contest, felt Jürgen Klopp's side produced a number of encouraging signs as they head into the weekend's FA Community Shield clash with Manchester City.

The No.19 told post-match: "I think if you look at the game and the full 90 minutes, they showed that they're obviously a great team. "As well as that, they've been back a lot longer than us and started the season before us. All credit to them, they gave us a great game and it's a great test for us to work on and put into the weekend against City, which is going to be another hard test.

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"Good steps but it's unfortunate we couldn't get the win tonight. But there's a lot of positives, but a lot of negatives that we need to reflect on and make sure we put right on the weekend."

Elliott continued: "I think that was our main concern today – obviously our finishing and our ability to finish situations off. "We had so many chances and obviously luck didn't come with us as well today. At least we created the chances, at least we got into the positions to finish it off but it's just a shame we couldn't do that today.

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"But hopefully we can reflect and work on it in the couple of days that we have leading up to the weekend and make sure we put it right when it matters on the weekend against City. Elliott and his teammates are looking to start as they mean to go on in 2022-23, as the campaign immediately kicks off with silverware on offer.

"We are looking forward to it and we're all hoping to get some silverware to start the season off good. Hopefully we can get us some silverware to go into the season all guns blazing, which I'm sure the lads will be.

"Hopefully we can smash it against Fulham and start off the season with a great win. But we're focusing on City now – that's the next game and the next aim's to make sure we go out and win and put things right. "To be able to play in England again, home soil in a way in front of the home fans in England again, we're all excited and we all can't wait to put on a show in front of our fans." 



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