Harvey Elliott is once again at the top of the Championship’s assists chart after his midweek effort. The teenager is having a remarkable season.
Harvey Elliott is proving to have a real knack for assists. He’s an absolute natural, in fact.
This is his first full senior season, of course, as he’s on loan with Blackburn Rovers in the Championship. It’s a tough test for the player, given Elliott is still just 17.
So he’s 17, playing a full senior season for the first time, with a new club – and one that’s not having a great season. Yet, Elliott still finds a way to shine.
Blackburn lost 2-1 to Barnsley on Wednesday but Elliott didn’t start the game. Instead, he came on with just 14 minutes remaining.
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The teenager still found the time to assist a goal for Adam Armstrong, however. It’s Elliott’s 9th assist in the Championship this season – no one has managed more.
Michael Olise and Ivan Toney match the figure, although the latter has played over 800 minutes more than Elliott.
Neither keep up with Elliott’s 1.8 key passes per game, either (per Whoscored).
In fact, only five players can beat that 1.8 per game. The youngest, however, is six years older than Elliott – Harry Wilson, also of Liverpool.
So we’ve said it before and we’ll happily repeat it – Elliott is proving to be a sensational talent. Doing what he’s doing at 17 in a difficult environment is just ridiculous.
No, Elliott is ripping up the Championship. He’s certainly got more work to do and there’s a reason Blackburn don’t start him every game.
But the fact that Elliott can already create goals at quite this rate makes him a magnificent prospect. If he’s doing this now, we can’t even imagine where he’ll be in two or three years.
Let alone when he’s 24.
Liverpool have a special prospect on their hands. That much is clear.