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Harvey Elliott has revealed how Jurgen Klopp kept a promise he made as Liverpool were crowned Premier League champions during the 2019/20 season.
The midfielder was just 17 years old when Jordan Henderson lifted the trophy, ending a 30-year wait for the Reds’ title.
Elliott only joined Anfield from Fulham the summer before and played just two games in the Premier League that season. He made his competitive debut, replacing Mohamed Salah from the bench in a 2–0 win over Sheffield United.
Premier League rules at the time stipulated that winners’ medals could only be awarded to those who had played at least five times, and although Elliott missed the cut by three games, Klopp kept a promise he made a few weeks before they were awarded the award. The trophy.
He told the Liverpool echo: ‘I’m not sure if it was (Klopp’s) medal, it could have been his, but I got one at the end of the day. I walked into the dressing room after the parade and presentations and they gave it to me.
Harvey Elliott played a small part in Liverpool’s first Premier League title win in 2019/20
Elliott has revealed that Jurgen Klopp has made good on a promise that the youngster would receive a medal for their title win, despite making just two appearances in the league that season
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“I mean, I can’t really describe how I felt when I was over the moon and sent pictures to my mom and dad (saying), ‘I got a medal!’ I have a medal!’ And they were also in the ground, so I could go up and show them off and have a little party with them. It was just an amazing feeling.”
Liverpool’s 2020 trophy presentation took place during the Covid-19 pandemic, with Reds players receiving their medals and lifting the trophy in the Kop Stand – where their fans would otherwise have enjoyed this memorable moment enjoyed.
Elliott was introduced on stage before the trophy lift and shook hands with Kenny Dalglish, but the Liverpool legend was unable to present the youngster with a medal due to Premier League rules.
He was pictured with fellow Liverpool youngsters Curtis Jones and Neco Williams (now at Nottingham Forest) with the Premier League trophy, although both players made six appearances and were awarded a podium medal.
The midfielder, now 20, received his medal and said of his first year with the Reds: ‘The season was great overall, you know what we won and how we dealt with it. It just made me want more of it. It was a shame we couldn’t celebrate with the fans, but we also had the opportunity with the Carabao Cup and FA Cup and for me it was just, like I said, what I just wanted to keep tasting.
‘I just wanted to keep going back to these moments and keep making history with Liverpool and personally a goal of mine is to win as much as possible and hopefully this time we can celebrate with the fans.’
Elliott celebrated on the field with fellow youngsters Curtis Jones (center) and Neco Williams (right), both of whom just qualified for a medal by making six appearances each
Elliott made his Premier League debut against Sheffield United in January 2020, replacing Mo Salah
Following their title-winning season, Elliott was loaned out to Blackburn Rovers for 2020-21 where he impressed. He finished behind Michael Olise as the Championship’s Young Player of the Year after scoring seven goals and registering 11 assists.
Elliott has now made 80 appearances for Liverpool, 14 of which came in the opening months of this season.
Premier League rules now state that champions are awarded 40 medals which can be handed out to the manager, players and officials as the club sees fit – as long as each player who has made at least five appearances during the season gets one.
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