Liverpool ‘considering allowing 17-year-old starlet Harvey Elliott to leave on loan after approach from Blackburn’ ahead of 5pm domestic transfer deadline
- Harvey Elliott played for Liverpool against Lincoln in the EFL Cup last month
- However, after being knocked-out, first-team chances will be limited for Elliott
- As such, the Reds are considering allowing the 17-year-old to leave on loan
- The player’s wishes will be a big factor in any decision before the window closes
Liverpool are reportedly considering an approach from Blackburn for 17-year-old Harvey Elliott on the domestic transfer deadline-day.
The attacking midfielder, who moved to Anfield from Fulham in the summer of 2019, played for the first-team in the third round of the Carabao Cup against Lincoln last month.
However, amid a number of attacking options in the squad, first-team opportunities for Elliott this season will be limited and as a result the Reds are considering allowing him to leave temporarily to Blackburn in the Championship, according to Sky Sports.
Harvey Elliott could be allowed to leave Liverpool on loan, with Blackburn interested in him
The forward played against Lincoln but will find time first-team opportunities hard to come by
The report details that Elliott’s wishes will be a big factor in the decision – he trains regularly with the first-team and Jurgen Klopp has been keen to develop the youngster in-house.
But after the Reds got knocked out of the EFL Cup to Arsenal, chances in the first-team will be few and far between for Elliott.
The window for domestic transfer deals – between Premier League and EFL clubs – closes later today at 5pm.
Should Elliott make the move to Ewood Park, he would be moving to a side currently sixth in the Championship after a solid start to the season.
The 17-year-old has already formed a close relationship with Reds boss Jurgen Klopp
Tony Mowbray’s side have registered seven points from their opening four matches and entertain Nottingham Forest on Saturday afternoon.
Elliott, meanwhile, made his first-team debut for Liverpool – the club he supports – against MK Dons last September.
He was part of the side who beat Shrewsbury Town in the FA Cup fourth round and he made his Premier League debut in January against Sheffield United.
Elliott got his hands on the Premier League trophy last season but did not pick up a medal
Though he didn’t register enough league appearances for a winners medal, he did claim a UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup medal last season.
He signed his first professional contract in July and has made nine appearances for England Under-17s.
Another Reds youngster, Ben Woodburn, was on the move on deadline-day, signing for League One Blackpool on loan until January.