By any measure, it’s been a successful loan spell with Blackburn Rovers this season for young Harvey Elliott, with the 18-year-old winger scoring seven goals and 12 assists for the Championship club.
Now, though, with their season done he’s heading back to Liverpool—but not before saying his goodbyes to the players he spent the year with and the fans who cheered him on even if they were never in the stands.
“It’s been a tough year and I wish we could have seen all the supporters at Ewood,” Elliott said in his farewell today to the mid-table Championship side. “I’m sure the time will come again at some point.
“I’ll always be looking for the Rovers score in the future, following the action on social media and cheering the boys on no matter what. The club has a place in my heart and I’m excited to see what we can do in the future.”
While he’ll be returning to Liverpool, he will only be able to train with the Reds for the remainder of the season. The future, though, looks bright at Anfield for Elliott—even if a part of him will now think of Rovers as we.
“I really do feel we can get back to the Premier League,” he added of Rovers. “We have the players, the coaching staff and everything else to get back to the top flight. I’m sure that time will come.”