LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 8, 2021: Liverpool's Harvey Elliott during a pre-season friendly match between Liverpool FC and Athletic Club de Bilbao at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool fans hail Harvey Elliott but bemoan injury to Robbo

Liverpool drew 1-1 with Atheltic Club on Sunday afternoon, with Harvey Elliott shining but Andy Robertson suffering a worrying injury.

Liverpool 1-1 Athletic Club

Pre-season friendly, Anfield
August 8, 2021

Goals: Jota 13′; Berenguer 53′

The Reds made an emotional return to Anfield in front of an almost 40,000-strong crowd, in their penultimate pre-season friendly of the summer.

After a delayed kickoff due to ticketing issues, Jurgen Klopp‘s side looked full of attacking verve and energy, with Diogo Jota firing them in front in the first half.

Robertson suffered a potentially serious ankle injury just before half-time, however, in an incident that dampened the afternoon a little.

Alex Berenguer tapped home to earn Bilbao what was an undeserved draw after the break, as Liverpool fell away a little in the second half.

Here’s how some Reds supporters reacted to the game on social media.


Robertson’s injury was an obvious concern…


Elliott was a strong Man of the Match contender…


Some were delighted that Virgil van Dijk picked up more valuable playing time…


The sight of fans back inside Anfield was heartwarming…

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