Liverpool starlet Elliott joins Blackburn on season-long loan

Liverpool starlet Harvey Elliott will spend the season on loan with Blackburn Rovers withthe teenage star looking for first-team football experience with the Championship side.

He was set to play a similar role this season, with the club fully expecting to hold on to the 17-year-old for the 2020-21 campaign.

However, after Liverpool’s Carabao Cup elimination at the hands of Arsenal and with Xherdan Shaqiri remaining at Anfield past the transfer deadline, Liverpool werewilling to let Elliott go to Blackburn to secure first-team appearances.

He will move to a team that currently sits sixth in the Championship, having earned seven points from the first four league games of their season.

Manager Tony Mowbray wasa key factor in getting the deal done, with the Blackburn boss previously working with former Liverpool youngster and current Rangers star Ryan Kent as well as Leicester City midfielder James Maddison during his spell at Coventry.

Liverpool will also be able to keep a close eye on Elliott’s development with Blackburn being a local club.

Elliott is one of several Liverpool youngsters set to join lower-division clubs on loan, with Ben Woodburn and Liam Millar also candidates for moves.

Woodburn hasagreed to join Blackpool until January, having scored one goal in 16 appearances for Oxford last season.

Millar, meanwhile, iswanted by Sunderland, Charlton and Millwall after the Canadian forward spent parts of the last two seasons with Kilmarnock in Scotland.

Winger Harry Wilson, meanwhile, has already left on loan to join Cardiff whileHerbie Kane is set to join Barnsley in a permanent deal worth £1.25 million.

One player that will not be leaving is Nat Phillips, though, with the defender being kept at the club to provide cover at centre-back.


Source : goal.com