Harvey Elliott promise kept by Klopp as Liverpool lifted Premier League trophy

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp kept his promise to Harvey Elliott and other Liverpool youngsters as they lifted the Premier League trophy on Wednesday night.

The Reds finally got their hands on the prize at Anfield with the entire squad and their families celebrating a historic night after their 5-3 win over Chelsea.

Elliott and fellow youngsters such as Curtis Jones and Neco Williams were amongst those celebrating after being involved in the first-team squad this season.

And they all received Premier League winners' medals – as Klopp vowed to make sure happened.

Premier League rules state a player much make a minimum of five appearances to be guaranteed a medal, with Elliott now only able to reach three top flight games after he was an unused substitute against Chelsea.

Yet Klopp hit out at the five-game rule earlier this month and promised no member of his squad would miss out, vowing to give away his own medal if necessary.

Elliott was not pictured with a medal on the pitch, but he lifted the trophy and later shared a photo on social media with a medal of his own appearing to indicate Klopp had kept his promise.

The boyhood Liverpool fan wrote: "No words will ever be enough to express how much this means to me!

"An absolute dream come true!"

Speaking earlier this month about the rules, Klopp declared: "I would rather we think about the rule again and make it so if you play one game you get a medal.

"If they play, they should have a medal to be honest and not have to play five games. I am not sure who came up with that idea but I don't think it is a good rule.

"People don't understand how important a squad is to win a championship. If you play no game you should get a medal.

"If you are a goalkeeper and you don't play, you should get a medal because you train five million times for a year and if you don't train at the highest level you have no chance to win a championship.

"So someone decides they need five games to win a medal? These boys will get a medal 100 per cent if I have to produce it by myself.

"They can have my medal but it is not really the right rule. What is that?

"We have to win football games and it is not about that. we cannot just give the appearances away here and there.

"But if they deserve a medal they will get a medal, if not from the Premier League then from me."

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