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'Lovely', 'good quick feet': Michael Owen thinks one Liverpool player was superb today

Michael Owen has praised Liverpool talent Harvey Elliott following his efforts for the Reds on Saturday.

Jurgen Klopp handed the 18-year-old his first Premier League start for Liverpool in the meeting with Burnley at Anfield.

Elliott spent last season on loan at Blackburn Rovers, where he looked a cut above in the Championship.

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He also enjoyed a superb pre-season for Liverpool, and Klopp opted to name him in the starting XI against the Clarets.

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And Elliott rewarded his manager’s faith in him with a superb display en route to a 2-0 win.

He slipped a great ball through to Mohamed Salah to slot home in the 26th minute, but it was disallowed due to offside.

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“It would’ve been a really good assist, as well,” Owen said on Optus Sport at half-time.

“You see he has got good quick feet, drawn a few fouls, picked up a few lovely little pockets and positions.

“He is also working hard out of possession.

“Industrious, with a little bit of quality as well in the first-half from Harvey Elliott.” 

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Elliott then went on to contribute to Liverpool’s second of the game.

He threaded the ball through to Trent Alexander-Arnold, who then set up Sadio Mane to make sure of all three points.

With two wins from two and unbeaten in 12, Liverpool look back on the up.

And Reds fans will be eager to see how much more magic Elliott can conjure up as the season goes on.

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