Liverpool midfielder Harvey Elliott is looking forward to seeing Divock Origi again, who he has described as a ‘legend’ given his past with them.
Milan play the Reds this afternoon in the second of two Dubai Super Cup games, having lost 2-1 to Arsenal on Tuesday afternoon. It will be the latest meeting between the sides after the Champions League group stages last season, when Jurgen Klopp’s men prevailed in both games, 3-2 at Anfield and 2-1 at San Siro.
That game back in Milano saw Origi net the winner for Liverpool and essentially knock the Rossoneri out of the competition, but in the summer the Belgian made the move to Milan where he has so far scored just one goal.
Harvey Elliott played alongside Origi during his time at Anfield and he spoke to the Reds’ official website ahead of today’s friendly match against Milan.
We’ll come up against a familiar face – Divock Origi. How much are you looking forward to seeing him?
“I can’t wait. What a guy. I’ve spoken to him a few times since he’s left. I’m just happy for him, just like everyone else at Liverpool. To be able to see him, it’ll be good. It’ll always be nice to revisit him in the future. Friday’s going to be a good opportunity to do that.
“He’s a wonderful guy and everyone here at Liverpool loves every single bit of him. He’s one of a kind to say the least. And what a player as well. We’re all just very happy for him. He’s a great player and we just want the very best for him. So to be able to see him again, it’s always going to be good.”
You were a Liverpool fan before you became a Liverpool player. Divock must have given you some incredible moments?
“I’m sure you’ve heard many stories about him, and it’s just always a guy that no matter how you’re feeling, he’s always going to put a smile on your face. He’s a legend of the game and a legend at Liverpool Football Club.
“He’s won us so many games and scored so many vital goals. For us, we’re always going to look back and help him, to be honest. As I said, he’s a great guy and a great player. He was a big help in settling in.
“He was always there for me and always very open to speaking to me if I ever needed anything, and still is now. The last thing he said to me was, ‘If you need anything, here’s my number, give me a call’.
“To have that support around me from players like him, it’s always nice to know that you have people there that you can go and speak to if you need anything. To be able to see him again on Friday, I’m looking forward to it.”