Blackburn are reportedly interested in signing Liverpool forward Harvey Elliott on loan until the end of the season before today’s 5 pm transfer deadline for domestic deals.
According to The Times journalist Paul Joyce, Blackburn are keen on a deal for Elliott as they look to bolster their Championship squad for the season in an attempt to win promotion to the Premier League.
Joyce claims that Liverpool are open to allowing Elliott to join Rovers on a temporary deal as it could be a chance for the youngster to play regular first-team football this season.
Blackburn interested in Harvey Elliott on loan and looking to persuade player before 5pm deadline. Liverpool open to discussions given its an opportunity for him to play regularly.
— paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) October 16, 2020
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
At 17, Elliott still has plenty of time ahead of him to develop and progress as a player. A move to the Championship at this time could give him an early taste of regular first-team football and help him adapt to the physical side of senior football, being pushed and kicked about by experienced defenders in the second tier.
This could be a very beneficial move for the young winger because of the experience it could give him. If he is able to nail down a spot in Blackburn’s starting XI he could get some valuable game time under his belt and start to show why Jurgen Klopp has given him chances in the first-team for Liverpool. Elliott has already played nine games for Liverpool in all competitions, producing one assist, showing that Klopp trusts him to come in and perform despite his age.
So, hopefully, Liverpool and Blackburn can come to an agreement and Elliott can go out and spend the season on loan in the Championship and excel. If he does join them, it will be fascinating to see how he plays for Blackburn in the coming months.