It was one of the defining images of the night, Elliott clutching a red flare as he roared at the travelling Kop, having scored in the 11-10 shootout win.
The moment showed the youngster’s passion towards the fans, after a difficult five months in which he has recovered from a long-term ankle injury to return to the first-team fold.
However, less than 24 hours after Liverpool’s triumph, the teenager is now subject to an FA investigation, with flares banned from all stadia.
Sky Sports relayed the news, with Elliott contacted by the FA for his “observations,” while the club declined to comment on the situation when approached.
It is a strange area to focus on, particularly given the wider problems in the game, and Liverpool fans have offered their suggestions in response:
— Anything Liverpool (@AnythingLFC_) February 28, 2022
"Observations: None. My vision was blocked by red smoke and the cloud I was floating on.
"Sincerely, Harv." https://t.co/ZmCUYtCD45
— Karl Matchett (@karlmatchett) February 28, 2022
Lmao, acted pretty quickly in this eh? Imagine being this stuck up lol https://t.co/l7sesGiQdZ
— Ed Bröwn (@EdBrown19) February 28, 2022
Hopefully he'll reply, "I observed I'd just scored a pen to help win my 1st major honour at 18, for the club I supported as a kid. In a moment of pure unadulterated joy I picked it up and shared that moment with the supporters. Because I'm young and human. Now go sort out VAR." https://t.co/bdNZe5hwqB
— Jeff Goulding (@ShanklysBoys1) February 28, 2022
I hope Harvey Elliot responds to this with a 2 minute long video of him just laughing. Fucking pathetic. The FA, FIFA & UEFA are embarrassing themselves even more day by day these days. Concentrating on the wrong ‘problems’ in the sport. https://t.co/yhtVfuzb6c
— KW (@ItsKieboy) February 28, 2022
You’re telling me the FA watched that entire match yesterday and the one thing they thought was wrong was a kid picking up a some smoke https://t.co/tENFXRakb3
— . (@FourFourOnGlue) February 28, 2022
In other words, have a day off jobsworths.