Liverpool new boy Harvey Elliott says sorry to Harry Kane after video emerges of him calling England captain a ‘f****** m***’ while offensively impersonating him during Champions League final
- Harvey Elliott labelled Harry Kane a ‘f****** m***’ while watching the Madrid final
- The 16-year-old also offensively impersonated the striker in a Snapchat video
- But the Liverpool new boy has since ‘wholeheartedly’ apologised for the video
Elliott, who joined Liverpool this summer from Fulham at just 16 years of age, impersonated the England captain during Tottenham’s defeat in the Champions League final to the Reds.
In the video, originally filmed on Snapchat, Elliott is heard offensively mimicking Kane while swearing at his Premier League rival. It has received huge criticism and he has since ‘wholeheartedly’ apologised for the offence caused.
A video has emerged of Harvey Elliott offensively impersonating Tottenham striker Harry Kane
The Liverpool new boy took to Instagram to apologise after the video emerged online
After Liverpool’s 3-1 pre-season victory over Lyon on Wednesday, in which Elliott featured, the teenage winger wrote on Instagram: ‘I would just like to wholeheartedly apologise for any offence caused on the back of a video of me currently circulating on the internet.
‘The video was taken whilst messing around with friends in a private environment and was not directed at any individual but I realise that my actions were both immature and senseless.
‘I would like to stress that the contents of the video do not represent who I am as a person or how I’ve been brought up, and I am truly sorry.’
Fulham are holding out for a world-record £10million tribunal fee for Elliott.
As Elliott left Fulham before signing professional terms and the club could not agree a fee with Liverpool, his cost will be decided by an independent tribunal.
The 16-year-old called the England captain a ‘f****** m***’ during Champions League final
Elliott will be desperate to put this behind him and focus on his career with Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.
Elliott, who had reportedly also attracted interest from Barcelona, Real Madrid and RB Leipzig before signing for Liverpool, is set to be shipped out to gain regular game time – according to Sky Sports.
After making his debut for Liverpool in their recent pre-season defeat against Napoli on Sunday, Klopp later labelled Elliott ‘a fine, fine footballer’.
‘I can say many positive things about the boy because we have signed him and he decided to join us when he could have gone pretty much anywhere,’ the German boss said.
‘He wanted to be part of Liverpool because of his talent. Now that he is here, let’s work with him. He needs game time, we have to see where he will get that.
‘He is obviously a fine, fine footballer – that is the reason why we were really interested.’
Elliott, tipped for a bright future, played for Liverpool in a 3-1 win over Lyon on Wednesday