Liverpool starlet Harvey Elliott seals deadline day loan move to Championship club Blackburn Rovers for remainder of 2020-21 season
- Harvey Elliott has joined Championship side Blackburn Rovers on loan
- The 17-year-old played for Liverpool against Lincoln in the EFL Cup last month
- However, after being knocked-out, first-team chances were limited for Elliott
- As such, the Reds are considering allowing the 17-year-old to leave on loan
- The player’s wishes were a big factor in the temporary move being allowed
Liverpool starlet Harvey Elliott has joined Championship club Blackburn Rovers on loan for the remainder of the 2020-21 season.
The Merseyside club confirmed the 17-year-old’s temporary move to Lancashire after reports emerged earlier in the day they were considering handing him some first-team experience.
The highly-rated 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.
Harvey Elliott has joined Championship Blackburn Rovers for remainder of the 2020-21 season
The forward played against Lincoln but will find first-team opportunities hard to come by
However, Elliot was expected to find more first-team opportunities limited this season after Jurgen Klopp’s side were knocked out of the competition on penalties by Arsenal.
It was believed to be dependent on Elliott’s wishes. The midfielder regularly with the first-team and Klopp has been keen to develop the youngster in-house but will now gain some valuable first-team experience.
The window for domestic transfer deals – between Premier League and EFL clubs – officially closed at 5pm today.
He moves 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
It is Rovers’ fourth signing today after announcing deals for Barry Douglas, Tom Trybull and Aynsley Pears on deadline day.
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 also part of the side who beat Shrewsbury Town in the FA Cup fourth round and 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, has completed a deadline-day move by signing for League One Blackpool on loan until January.