Liverpool have some of the brightest young talents in England at the academy. The Reds have been steadily recruiting some of the game’s hottest prospects, bringing them in from near and far. One of our most exciting youngsters is currently impressing out on loan. Caoimhe O’Neill has said that Harvey Elliott was the ‘best player on the pitch’ against QPR.
Harvey Elliott loan
Liverpool didn’t initially plan to loan Elliott out this season.
The 17-year-old was expected to play in the cups for Liverpool, as well as filling in here and there when the squad was stretched thin.
Things changed when it was decided that Xherdan Shaqiri would stay at the club.
Matters were complicated further when Liverpool were knocked out of the EFL Cup early on by Arsenal.
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As a result the decision was taken to loan Harvey Elliott to Blackburn Rovers in order to get the youngster more first team minutes.
He has taken the move in his stride, impressing fans and coaches alike with his performances.
Harvey Elliott v QPR
At the weekend Harvey Elliott impressed v QPR as Blackburn Rovers earned a 3-1 win over the Rangers.
The 17-year-old was in fine form, showcasing his vision, dribbling and passing abiltiy throughout the game.
His match winning assist was sumptuous to watch and his overall display had fans drooling. Speaking on The Athletic’s Red Agenda Podcast, Caoimhe O’Neill praised Harvey Elliott for his show versus QPR:
“I thought he was the best player on the pitch. I was watching Harvey for most of the game.
“The quality he has got, even in the warmups he was trying to nutmeg teammates.
“Everything he does is with finesse. He is just an incredible footballer but he’s only 17.
“When you watch him, you just know. Every time I’ve seen him you realise that this kid is a very very special footballer.”
What RTK has to say
We cannot wait to see just how much Harvey Elliott develops this year.
The teenager has already been in sensational form and this weekend was no different.
He has claimed Sofascore’s top spot as the best performing player in the division and we fully expect that to continue.
Maybe next season he’ll be ready for some semi-regular first team action.