Harvey Elliott has been described as ‘certified special’ by a Blackburn Rovers team-mate following a superb spell at the Championship club.
The Lowdown: Elliott shines at Blackburn
The 18-year-old moved to Ewood Park back in October, with Jurgen Klopp failing to guarantee him regular playing time at Liverpool.
While some young players can get eaten up by the physical nature of the Championship, Elliott has excelled, scoring seven goals and registering a hugely impressive 11 assists.
The forward has now completed his stint at Blackburn and will return to Liverpool ahead of pre-season training in the summer.
The Latest: Enormous praise for Reds youngster
Elliott has clearly impressed those around him at Ewood Park, not least Rovers captain Elliott Bennett, who has waxed lyrical over the Reds man [via Anfield Watch Academy on Twitter] as he said:
“This kid is certified special. Good luck brother. Stay hungry. Stay humble. Keep shining.”
The Verdict: Very special talent
Some young players stand out from the rest, possessing outrageous technical ability and a swagger about their game, both of which apply to Elliott. To have ripped up the Championship at just 18 years of age is a standout feat and he appears to have a huge future in the game.
It would be reckless to begin calling for Elliott to start regularly at Liverpool next season given that he has rarely featured for the club, but Klopp must surely consider making him a part of the Reds’ matchday squads.
In other news, Liverpool have been given a major boost in their quest to sign a Premier League player this summer. Read more here.
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