ReactionHarvey Elliott on Palace draw, Diaz 'magic' and putting it right
Harvey Elliott explained the Liverpool squad's mentality to 'put things right' following Monday's 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace.
The Reds were held to a point for a second successive week in Premier League action as they played out their opening home fixture of the new campaign.
Wilfried Zaha gave the visitors the lead in the first half from a decisive breakaway but Luis Diaz levelled with a sublime finish following Darwin Nunez’s dismissal before the hour.
Elliott – who featured for 79 minutes at Anfield – detailed the team’s mindset as they now seek to put the result behind them ahead of next week’s trip to face Manchester United.
“I think the mood in the changing room sums it up really,” the No.19 said post-match.
“We came here to win, unfortunately we couldn’t do that today but it’s a point. We haven’t been beaten, which is the main thing, and we’re just going to take it into the next game. Hopefully we can put it right.”
Elliott continued: “Palace came here with a game plan and it worked for them. I think the boys showed great resilience and great fight and desire to come back and grab the goal from Luis – a bit of magic from him. We need these players in these tough times.
“It was a sucker-punch, to be honest. I felt like we were all over them. We had so many chances, including myself, that we couldn’t put away.
“It’s a learning curve and we’re taking it into the next game and making sure next time we can take these chances to make sure we come away with a win.”
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Diaz brought Liverpool back on level terms with an outstanding solo goal that saw the Colombian dribble past a series of challenges as he came off the flank, before planting a 20-yarder into the right corner.
“Lucho is an unbelievable player, and he took his chance amazingly and this is what these players are here to do,” said Elliott.
“To be in and around them and to learn from them is always a great learning curve for myself and to learn their skills and hopefully take it into my game.”
Jürgen Klopp’s side will now begin preparing for a trip to Old Trafford next Monday evening to face fierce rivals United, where they aim to post a first league victory of the season.
“There were a lot of positives from tonight – a lot more than the Fulham game, so it’s a stepping stone for us,” added Elliott. “We just need to make sure we get the three points now.
“Man United is always going to be a tough game away at their place. We’re just going to be fully focused and with full fight and hopefully we can go in and put it right this time.”