Following a strong start to his season, Elliott’s run in the first team under Jurgen Klopp came to a halt when he suffered a horrible ankle injury against Leeds United in September.


The teenager spent around five months on the sidelines, recovering from the injury setback, and came on as a substitute on Sunday in Liverpool’s 3-1 FA Cup win over Cardiff City, marking the occasion with a goal.



Liverpool legend Aldridge is delighted to see Elliott back on the pitch for the Merseyside giants and feels the spell on the sidelines has done the teenager a world of good, which was reflected in his outstanding performance against the Bluebirds.


“Five months later he [Elliott] comes on the pitch and to be honest, he looks like the break’s done him the world of good!”, Aldridge wrote in his Liverpool Echo column.



“He was brilliant.


“What an impact. Absolutely magnificent. “



Aldridge added that Elliott is back on track with his development in the Liverpool senior team and explained he has returned from injury in better physical condition while also being sharper on the pitch.


“The lad’s massively back on track.


“The people who have helped him get there – mentally as well as physically – need congratulating as well.


“I was sitting next to Cally [Ian Callaghan] who was a similar player to Harvey in many ways.


“He was absolutely delighted, as we all were, to see how he went about it.


“He’s come back sharper and physically better and he was good before.


“It was a great cameo, only half an hour or so.”


Liverpool will return to Premier League action on Thursday when they host Leicester City and it remains to be seen whether Elliott will be handed more game time.