Player Ratings: Harvey Elliot Shines and Gets a 9! (Wolves U23 2-2 Liverpool U23)

Liverpool and Wolves shared the points in a 2-2 draw to progress to the quarter-final of the Premier League International Cup.

Goals from Joe Hardy and Harvey Elliott saw Liverpool come back from two goals behind as Wolves’ Bruno Jordao and Renat Davashov fired them into the lead.


Caoimhin Kelleher – 6

Little to do despite conceding twice. The first strike was a sensational volley that he could do little about, and the second was from close range. Could be critical of his distribution at times.

Neco Williams – 7

A strong performance from the Welshman. Calm in possession at the back and frequently got Liverpool out of tight situations.

Calm in possession and hardly put a foot wrong in the first half – especially going forward where he created an excellent chance for Liam Millar with a whipped cross.

Not as influential in the second half but strong, nonetheless.

Yasser Larouci – N/A

Started promisingly with attacking runs into the Wolves half. Unfortunately, this was his downfall, pulling up with a hamstring injury 20 minutes in.

SUB – Adam Lewis – 7

Had a good impact on proceedings, despite his late arrival, worked well down the left especially linking up with Millar.

Solid defensively given Wolves counter-attacking prowess and pace on the break.

Ki-Jana Hoever – 6

An average afternoon for the 18-year-old who looked solid on the ball but less so defensively.

It’s fair to say that Wolves striker Adnat Dadashov got the better of him on the evening – especially for the home side’s second goal where he was outmuscled.

Sepp Van Den Berg – 6

Not much different from his centre-back partner. Certainly positive parts to his games when stepping out of the back four and reading the ball intelligently.

However, this was naive at times and cost Liverpool chances. Held a good offside trap with the rest of his defence and looked like a leader.

Pedro Chirivella – 7

A disappointing first half from the Spaniard was turned around well. The initial 45 characterised by lots of fouls, misplaced passes and being outrun.

Came out fighting after the break, won the ball back frequently in midfield and played the simple game laying the ball off to the attacking outlets.

Jake Cain – 6

The most anonymous of the midfield three. Whipped in the corner for Elliott but largely went missing for the Reds.

Leighton Clarkson – 7

Sprayed passes around finding the wide-men frequently which saw Liverpool create the majority of their chances.

Had a thunderous effort stopped by the Wolves keeper Andreas Sondergaard which looked destined for the top right corner.

Harvey Elliott – 9

Easily Liverpool’s most dangerous player. Exciting cutting in from the right in the first half and a more free-roaming role in the second.

Absolutely enthralling when picking up the ball from deep and carrying it forward.

Deserved a goal and that bicycle kick showed his class and what he’s capable of. Great link-up play with the other front three. A real seat raiser.

Joe Hardy – 7

Lead the line well for Liverpool and took his goal well. On the turn he slotted home at close-range making a half-chance out of nothing.

Frustrated in the first half by a lack of service and more than made up for it in the second.

Liam Millar – 8

The Canadian was standout for Liverpool, pressing hard and creating chances for the Reds.

Using his pace to get in behind, he got the better of Raphael Nya in the second half and inspired that second goal with a brilliant flick past the Wolves right back.