Harvey Elliott says he could have done better in his season with Blackburn Rovers. The teenager has very high standards.
Harvey Elliott took a chance spending last season on loan with Blackburn Rovers. It would be his first full senior season, yet it was in new surroundings and in a team that wasn’t thriving.
But the teenager thrived. Despite only turning 18 a few months ago, Elliott consistently kept up with the Championship’s most creative players.
He finished the season with 11 assists to his name – only two players beat that and both, Emiliano Buendia and Michael Olise, earned Premier League moves.
Elliott added seven goals to his tally, too, taking his goals and assist to 18 over 41 games. That’s truly remarkable for such a young player in his first full season.
Yet when he looks back on it all, Elliott thinks he could have done better.
Harvey Elliott on his season with Blackburn
“You can always do better, you can always get more,” he told Liverpoolfc.com. “I missed chances and I missed passes to get more stats to my name.
“But it’s part of football. Now, this year I’ve got the chance to go and do it again. It was a good season last season but my focus is just on this season, really.”
It’s essentially the exact attitude you want to hear from a young player. Elliott certainly isn’t resting on his laurels – he wants to do more and improve.
Now, he’s not going to hit those kinds of numbers next season, of course. Assuming Elliott is with Liverpool, he’ll be playing at a much higher level and won’t get as many games.
He appears ready for that challenge. Last season went well for Elliott, and he recognises that, but he’s got a long way to go before feeling content.
And that’s an attitude that should carry him far.