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Excellent news as Harvey Elliott stars on Blackburn Rovers debut

Liverpool have had some special youngsters come through the ranks over the years. Trent Alexander-Arnold is the msot recent example of a teenager turned superstar. One of our most promising youngsters at the minute was brought in from the Fulham academy. In excellent news for Liverpool, Harvey Elliott started for Blackburn Rovers this week and starred on his debut.

Harvey Elliott started for Blackburn Rovers this week (Photo by Rachel Holborn – BRFC/Getty Images)

Liverpool and Harvey Elliott

The signing of Harvey Elliott from Fulham was an exciting one to say the least.

The teenager joined from Fulham last year, along with Sepp van den Berg he was one of only two outfield signings in the summer window.

Since joining he has made appearances in the cups and in friendlies, he made his Premier League debut for the Reds in January of this year, replacing Mo Salah against Sheffield United.

Harvey Elliott at Blackburn

Liverpool loaned Harvey Elliott to Blackburn Rovers on deadline day this month.

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The youngster has joined the Championship side for the entire season as the Rovers chase promotion back to the top flight.

It is thought that the Reds sanctioned the move after the side was knocked out of the EFL cup by Arsenal.

Given that Xherdan Shaqiri stuck around and there was no cup competition for the youngster to star in, the decision was made to loan him out to nearby side so that he could get regular first team football.

Harvey Elliott stars on Blackburn debut

In excellent news for Liverpool, Harvey Elliott started for Blackburn Rovers against Watford this midweek.

The Rovers fell to a 3-1 defeat but Elliott gave a thoroughly good account of himself on his Championship debut.

The right winger was unlucky not to bag an assist after his threaded through ball for his striker in plenty of space, the Watford keeper pulling out a fingertip save to deny the goal.

It is encouraging that the 17-year-old played the full 90 minutes just days after joining the club and is surely a sign of what his role in the side will be.

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