Liverpool news: Paul Ince delivers Harvey Elliott verdict as Reds win at Wolves in FA Cup replay
Liverpool cult hero Paul Ince has praised Harvey Elliott for his “fantastic” goal in Tuesday night’s FA Cup third-round replay win at Wolves.
The 19-year-old Anfield forward scored what turned out to be the winner in the 13th minute of the match at Molineux.
Elliott drove forward, carrying the ball a long way into the opposition half.
When the Wolves defence closed in on him, the Reds ace unleashed a fierce effort over Jose Sa and into the net.
Ince, speaking at half-time on BBC One, liked what he saw from Elliott.
“A lovely goal, I am pleased for the lad Harvey Elliott,” he said (17/1/23, 20:40).
“He has played some nice touches and a fantastic strike.”
Liverpool were much improved from their recent outings, which included the horror show at Brighton last Saturday.
The Reds had more energy, pressed more effectively, and were a lot more solid defensively too.
Aside from winning and advancing in the tournament, Liverpool secured their first post-World Cup clean sheet.
Liverpool benefit from pushing Elliott higher up the pitch
Meanwhile, Elliott gave a superb account of himself – besides the goal.
He caused plenty of problems for Wolves in the first half, and continued to put himself about in the second half.
Many Liverpool fans have wanted to see Elliott play higher up the pitch for quite a while now.
Jurgen Klopp gave him the chance today, and fans will surely feel vindicated by how well he played once given more freedom.
It’s great to see Elliott shining once again for Liverpool and showing he’s a star in the making.
The £4million man was the worthy match-winner in a game the Reds simply had to win for the sake of their morale.
Liverpool remain on course to retain the FA Cup, and face Brighton in the fourth round on 29 January.