Interview'I'm living my dream' – Harvey Elliott on Anfield 'buzz' and LFC ambitions
For Harvey Elliott there is no better place to be than at Anfield playing for boyhood club Liverpool.
The 19-year-old reaffirmed his commitment on Merseyside in the summer, penning a new long-term deal to remain with the Reds for the foreseeable future.
Elliott has since featured in every Liverpool match in all competitions so far this season, scoring three goals in those 22 appearances - including his first efforts in the Champions League - and claiming the Standard Chartered Player of the Month award for August and September.
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Elliott recently sat down with Premier League Productions to reflect on his ongoing Reds association and discuss his ambitions.
Read on below for the interview…
Harvey, what is it like to experience Anfield as a Liverpool supporter?
There's no better place to be. It feels like my second home, to say the least, and every time I come here it's always a buzz whether it was a fan, or as a player now. It gets better and better every time you see it.
Still to this day I am living my dream and still dreaming out my dream. Every night I go to sleep the happiest kid in the world, and I wake up the happiest kid in the world. To be able to do what I'm doing in life and knowing I'm making my family proud - it's the best time in my life for me, I'm just happy I can be doing it.
Reflecting back for a moment, just take us through when you scored your first goal at Anfield for Liverpool. It came after your lengthy injury in the FA Cup…
It was hard because I was trying to enjoy the moment. At the same time, to have gone through what I went through with the injury, to score at the Kop end, and to have my family in the stand as well - there are so many things playing on your mind. It was just a massive relief for me.
All of the things I went through with my injury, I could just let it go. It was that outburst and I let myself be free again and that I'd got through it and to come out on a brighter side. It was a weird story; first game back, coming on and scoring. I'd been out for, I think, four-and-a-half months.
It was like all the hard work I went through - it's like whatever you do you always get rewarded. It's about sticking to it and making sure you keep working hard to get through the tough times. That was the light at the end of the tunnel and how amazing it was to score at Anfield.
Talk us through your hopes and aspirations for your career with the Reds…
It's to stay here for the rest of my career. Whether that is as a player, or a coach, or whatever it is - a mentor to the younger ones. I just want to be at Liverpool for the rest of my life. It feels like home now all of my family have moved up with me.
To be able to come and see Anfield, drive past it every single day, and to go to the training ground and to be in and around these world-class players - I mean, for me, there is no better place to be than here. To stay here for the rest of my career is one thing. Then it's making sure we win, or achieve, as many things as we can.