Harvey Elliott adds to his assist tally as Grujic collects silverware – Liverpool FC Loan Watch – Liverpool FC,
Harvey Elliott continued to affect the rating with Blackburn on Boxing Day as Marko Grujic added a trophy to the cupboard with Porto.
The 17-12 months-previous has proved to be a revelation within the Championship, with his confidence and conviction swiftly seeing him change into a mainstay in Tony Mowbray’s aspect.
Elliott has caught the attention on various events and did so once more on Boxing Day as Rovers hosted Sheffield Wednesday, offering the assist to guarantee his aspect walked away with a degree.
The Owls opened the scoring on the cusp of half-time after a defensive mixup, which got here following Elliott’s early sight on purpose which was pushed extensive.
Blackburn struck the upright within the second half earlier than Joe Rothwell equalised thanks to a bursting run contained in the field after what shall be considered one of Elliott’s tamest assists of the marketing campaign.
A succession of 1-twos between Elliott and Rothwell created the opening to make it 1-1, a scoreline which might stay come the ultimate whistle to hold Rovers seven factors adrift of the playoff locations.
Elliott was considered one of Blackburn’s liveliest gamers at Ewood Park combining attacking play with defensive self-discipline, the place his purpose-scoring contribution now sits at 4 targets and 6 assists in 17 appearances.
Solely Studying’s Michael Olise (seven) and Norwich’s Emi Buendia (six) have extra assists within the Championship this season than Elliott.
On the continent, in the meantime, Grujic added an honour to his title after Porto overcame rivals Benfica, which is now the house of Jan Vertonghen, within the Portuguese Tremendous Cup closing prior to Christmas Day.
The midfielder was named on the bench and was known as upon with solely minutes left on the clock with the scoreboard studying 1-0, after a penalty was transformed within the first half.
Grujic changed key man and the goalscorer Sergio Oliveira, the place solely moments later Luis Diaz made it 2-0 to put the outcome past doubt, handing Porto the trophy and Grujic his first piece of silverware since profitable the Serbian SuperLiga with Crimson Star in 2015/16.
Nevertheless it was not a outcome to savour for Cardiff’s Sheyi Ojo and Harry Wilson, nonetheless, as the pair tasted defeat in opposition to Brentford in a dramatic Boxing Day conflict.
The pair have been each named within the beginning XI for the eighth successive sport, with Wilson nestled within the attacking midfield position and Ojo persevering with on the precise of the assault.
Cardiff received off to a surprising begin as Will Vaulks discovered the online from his personal half with an inch-good lob, just for ex-Crimson Sergi Canos to wreak havoc with a 23-minute hat-trick within the second half to see Brentford lead 3-1.
Vaulks would add rating one other to reduce the deficit after Ojo’s withdrawal, however it will not be sufficient to set off a comeback to depart Cardiff sitting in twelfth place, behind Elliott’s Blackburn solely on purpose distinction.
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