Harvey Elliott involved in strange confrontation with Serbia's Vladimir Lucic, fans make same comments
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Harvey Elliott squared up to Serbia captain Vladimir Lucic during this weekend's European Under-21 Championship qualifier – and fans have once again brought up the so-called 'Darwin Nunez effect'.
Earlier this week, Mohamed Salah was involved in an extremely rare tussle with an opposition player.
In fact, he had to separated from defender Moussa Hamadou after a fiery touchline incident during Egypt's 6-0 win over Djibouti.
It all kicked off when Salah tried to pinch possession from Hamadou, who was trying to shield the ball for a resulting goal-kick. The ball eventually went out of play but Salah and Hamadou appeared to tangle legs.
Egypt's number 10 squared up to the defender before referee Jelly Chavani had to step in and push Salah away from the scene.
I never thought I will see Salah lost his cool in a match. Nunez influence in full effect😂😂pic.twitter.com/PBCKeA1WDT— Aisha ❤️ عيشا (@Aishaabdul05) November 16, 2023
Well, two days later and another Liverpool player had to be separated by a referee, which sparked plenty of debate online.
As you can see from the footage below, Elliott clashed heads with the much-taller Vladimir Lucic, who was then mocked by the Liverpool midfielder as he walked away.
It appears Elliott made an attempt to wind up the Serbia skipper further by imitating his finger wag.
Here's how fans reacted to the incident online.
One said: "First Salah now Harvey. The Nunez influence is crazy," while another commented: "Harvey's smirk, wiggle and finger wag is killing me."
A third wrote: "That last part is definitely Nunez," and a fourth added: "Elliot the size of a child though. I remember when he tried to square up to Rudiger in the cup final. Love the heart."
Elliott would soon find the net for Lee Carsley's England side as they recorded a relatively straightforward 3-0 win over Group F opponents Serbia.
The result that also featured a James McAtee brace leaves the defending champions second in the group ahead of Tuesday’s clash against Northern Ireland at Goodison Park.