Elliott made a mistake with flare celebration – Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he will speak with Harvey Elliot after the teenage midfielder “made a mistake” in celebrating Liverpool’s Carabao Cup win by holding a red flare.

The Football Association has written to Elliott, 18, for his observations after he was seen celebrating with the flare.

Pyrotechnics are banned from football stadiums in England.

“Harvey is a very young man on the pitch and outside it he is more of a young boy,” said Klopp.

“But that’s not a problem, he made a mistake.”

“And because of his responsibility as a role model working in public I can understand 100% I will tell him not to do it again.”

“But do I think it’s the worst thing in football? No.”

“I got carried away and I’m nearly four times older than him, so it can happen,” he added.

Elliott came on as a substitute as the Reds beat Chelsea in a penalty shootout at Wembley on Sunday to win the competition for a record ninth time.

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Herman Nnyanzi 'The Analyst' is a Ugandan multimedia sports journalist who started his career in 2017. He has a genuine strong love for sports and expertise, especially football. Contact me on +256704472629 or +256786403603

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