Harvey Elliott of Liverpool displays true character with response to Fulham jeers

The 21-year-old player faced hostility from the crowd, with fans booing him whenever he had possession of the ball. Additionally, he was ironically cheered when a free-kick attempt of his hit the wall. After the break, he faced further ridicule for missing a chance to score.

Despite this, the player, who joined Fulham in 2018 and made his first-team debut at just 15 years old, showed his respect for his roots after the match by giving his shirt to a young fan in the stands. However, Elliott himself seemingly still respects his roots. Following the final whistle, he removed his shirt and handed it to a young child in the home end, with the boy clearly delighted with his impromptu gift.

The actions of the England under-21 international were widely praised on social media, with users noting how he seemingly rose above the treatment of the Fulham fans. It was Elliott’s 48th appearance of the season for the Reds, where he has cemented himself as a crucial squad player under Jürgen Klopp. Despite facing backlash from Fulham fans, the player has still shown dedication to his current team, making 114 appearances for Liverpool and contributing to two EFL Cup final wins.

His transfer from Fulham to Liverpool was surrounded by scrutiny, as his fee had to be determined by a tribunal due to his young age and non-professional status at the time. Ultimately, in February 2021, Liverpool was ruled to pay an undisclosed amount, later revealed to be £1.5 million, along with a potential £2.8 million in bonuses for the player.

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