Premier League legend Michael Owen was left astounded by Liverpool midfielder Harvey Elliott’s ridiculous dummy against Brentford.
The effort of the young midfielder led to a counter-attack which ultimately cost a goal against the Merseyside giants.
All about the game
Liverpool vs Brentford was nothing less than a drama. It was a proper Premier League action that has tackles, fouls disallowed goals, and whatnot. Yesterday The Bees were all over the field. Their passion was embarked right from the first kick of the ball and lasted until the very last minute of the game.
Yoane Wissa’s two goals were ruled out but Elliot’s wrong decision-making gifted the man his goal which made LFC 2-0 down before half-time.
Harvey against Brentford
Harvey always been a bright player for The Red’s side. He is a crucial player for the Reds but yesterday’s match showed the Merseyside giants why experience matters. During the match, Alisson Becker passed a ball to the 19-year-old in order to create an attack from the back.
The English youngster proceeded to let the ball go through his legs thinking a teammate was behind him but only found opposition.
This act forced Jurgen Klopp to substitute him at halftime along with Virgil van Dijk and Kostas Tsimikas. This substitution worked initially as the Reds pulled one goal back at the beginning of the second half. But The Bees added a third goal when Ibrahima Konate was bullied by Bryan Mbeumoi which was the final nail to the coffin.
Michael Owen’s remarks
Owen was furious after the match. On asking about Elliott’s performance he said,
“This is straight after a disallowed goal”.
He further added,
“I don’t know for the life of me in your third what Harvey Elliott is doing there?! Letting the ball go between his legs. He can’t have had a shout. It was never ever on.”
Michael Owen’s disappointment was quite visual in his statements.
“Then, all of a sudden, they get outnumbered at the back post and it’s 2-0 and a mountain to climb.”
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