Harvey Elliott led Liverpool teammates over to thank the fans after Brighton defeat
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Harvey Elliott led Liverpool teammates over to thank the fans after Brighton defeat

Travelling Liverpool fans won’t fondly remember their latest trip to Brighton to watch their side.

A poor result was match by a terrible performance that saw Roberto De Zerbi’s side come away with a 3-0 win.

A report from Goal has outlined what happened after the final whistle at the Amex.

Liverpool managed to get through the first-half level, and avoided giving a penalty away thanks to VAR.

It took Solly March just two minutes to put the hosts in front after the break, after some good work from Kaoru Mitoma.

March doubled his tally less than ten minutes later, before Danny Welbeck completed the rout.

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Jurgen Klopp was unable to call on Virgil van Dijk due to injury, while a number of first choice attackers were also missing.

However, it was still a very strong side that included new signing Cody Gakpo.

Klopp made widespread changes on the hour mark, but they made little difference.

However, he would have been encouraged to see young Harvey Elliott leading his Liverpool teammates to thank the away fans at full-time.

The boyhood Liverpool fan will be as frustrating as anyone with his side’s current form.

Elliott leads Liverpool teammates at full-time vs Brighton

The report from Goal states that, ‘it was notable that the away end was half-empty by the time his players, led by Harvey Elliott and Andy Robertson, made their way to acknowledge them, apologetically, at the final whistle.

‘Robertson covered his face in despair, as Alisson Becker had his name chanted.’

Elliott broke into the Liverpool first team last season, before suffering a horrendous ankle injury in the Merseyside derby.

James Milner has backed Elliott to be a key player for Liverpool going forward.

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However, the amount of pressure on Liverpool’s young players this season is massive given the poor form of their more experienced teammates.

Before the World Cup, Ally McCoist had urged Klopp to drop Elliott, but his alternatives are currently no better.

Elliott showed his potential leadership credentials by leading his Liverpool teammates at full-time against Brighton.

He may get another chance to improve his form tomorrow when Liverpool face Wolves in their FA Cup replay.

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