While Liverpool was preparing for their match against Sheffield United, youngster Harvey Elliott was busy making an impact for Blackburn Rovers in the second game of his season-long loan. The 17 year old loanee scored a goal and provided an assist the Rovers ran rampant in a 4-0 romp over Coventry City.
“I was just happy to score and contribute to the win,” said Elliott of his performance. “Hopefully it’s the first of many, but I’m just excited to see what happens really.”
The youngster, affably referred to as “The Child” by many Liverpool fans, has had quite an impact in his first two games. He has slotted directly into the starting line up as the right-sided attacker in a 4-3-3. Beyond the goal and assist, Elliott has had 8 key passes, 5 tackles, and 3 interceptions in his 180 minutes on the field, according to Whoscored.
Blackburn manager Tony Mowbray has been suitably impressed with his young charge.
“He’s a wonderful personality for such a young boy really, said the Blackburn manager. “You feel like a young boy when you’re talking to him to be fair. But he’s a diamond of a football player,”
“I can see why he made his league debut at 15,” espoused Mowbray. “Just to have somebody who’s so tight with the ball, so aware of space, of runners. He sees all the pictures really. He’s a Premier League player. Liverpool know what they’ve got, I’m sure.”
You can see Elliott’s goal and assist (3rd and 4th goals respectively) in the highlights below.