When a midfield injury crisis bit hard at the start of the campaign, Jurgen Klopp turned to Elliott, who began last season in the starting line-up before an horrific fracture dislocation of an ankle, to fill the gaps left by the more experienced Thiago Alcantara and Jordan Henderson.
Haaland has commanded the spotlight at the Etihad Stadium since his summer move from Borussia Dortmund, scoring a remarkable 19 goals in just 12 appearances. The prolific Norwegian grabbed another double as City thrashed FC Copenhagen 5-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday but he was not the only new striker to get on the scoresheet. Alvarez, the Argentina international brought in from River Plate, netted his fourth goal for the club in the second half.
An independent investigation found abusive behaviour and sexual misconduct “had become systemic” in the NWSL.