Harvey Elliott reached 10 goal contributions for the season on Saturday. The teenager continues to look like a very bright part of Liverpool’s future.
Blackburn Rovers beat Birmingham City 2-0 on Saturday in a game that saw Harvey Elliott reach 10 goal contributions for the season.
The teenager set up an Adam Armstrong goal inside ten minutes – his sixth Championship assist of the season. That’s good enough for joint-second overall.
In fact, Elliott has played fewer games than the other two players on six assists as he chases Michael Olise’s league-leading eight. And he might just catch the Reds midfielder.
Elliott is showing a fantastic ability to create, after all. He makes 2.1 chances per game on average – fourth-best in the division.
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He’s just behind fellow Liverpool loanee Harry Wilson on that stat. The Welshman boasts 2.2 per game.
Elliott, though, is truly shining with his productivity. Comparing him to Wilson shows that off well, in fact.
Both are on loan from Liverpool, after all, while both play similar positions at similarly-placed clubs.
Wilson has three goals and four assists in 16 games. Elliott, however, has four goals and six assists in 18 games. The big thing here, of course, is that the latter is six years younger.
We recently wrote about how incredible that is. Elliott is tearing up the Championship at an incredible age, competing with players with far more experience.
Just look at the Birmingham/Blackburn game, for instance [Stats per Whoscored]. Elliott joint-led the game in both key passes and shots on target despite going off on 65 minutes.
These goal contributions aren’t just tap-ins and five-yard passes. He really is influencing games as well as anyone and doing it all while he’s still legally a child.
As we go through the season, it’s becoming more and more clear that Elliott is a hugely special player. He’s someone we should all be excited for because despite this fantastic start, it’s only upwards from here.