Harvey Elliott mocked his Serbian opponent on Saturday night as England’s Under-21s claimed a 3-0 win at the TSC Arena.
The Liverpool star squared up to Petar Ratkov just before half-time with the Young Lions 2-0 up.
But the 20-year-old did not flinch despite being dwarfed by the 6ft 4in striker as the referee and teammates had to pull them apart.
Elliott even went on to mock Ratkov, pulling a face, shaking his shoulders and pointing his finger in a sneering fashion.
Liverpool fans absolutely loved seeing their hot prospect getting up in the Serbian’s grill, with one saying: “Spending too much time with Robertson!”
With laughing emojis, another wrote: “It’s the mocking for me.”
While a third put: “I acc love Harvey.”
And Elliott did not stop there as the incident appeared to rev him up in the dressing room at half-time.
With the bit between his teeth, the Liverpool ace went on to score a screamer from 25 yards soon into the second half.
It put England 3-0 up and out of sight as they continue their brilliant form in qualifying for the Under-21 Euros.
They now have three wins out of four and are three points clear of Serbia in second.
However, Lee Carsley‘s young side are still three points behind top-placed Ukraine, who have won all four games so far.
England have been in hot form in front of goal, though, having scored 17 times including a nine-goal haul against Serbia in the reverse fixture last month.
Elliott was on the scoresheet twice on that day while he has three in total across both matches.
But his strike at the TSC Arena was the best of the lot after a sensational strike from distance.
The former Fulham ace captained the Young Lions in a 3-2 loss to Ukraine last month where Leeds defender Charlie Cresswell thought he took home a point with an 89th-minute equaliser.
However, Illya Kvasnytsya went on to win the match by scoring in the 94th minute to preserve Ukraine’s perfect start.