Tony Mowbray says replacing Liverpool's Harvey Elliott is proving difficult
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Tony Mowbray says replacing Liverpool's Harvey Elliott is proving difficult

Liverpool boast an embarrassment of exciting young talents at the club. One of our brightest wonderkids tore it up in the Championship last season. Tony Mowbray has admitted replacing Harvey Elliott is proving difficult.

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Harvey Elliott at Blackburn Rovers

Last summer a 17-year-old Harvey Elliott was sent on loan to Blackburn Rovers.

The plan was for the youngster to gain some vital first team experience in a physically demanding division.

The result was staggering, the Reds’ wonderkid was a standout performer for the Rovers.

In 31 starts and 10 sub appearances the teenager netted seven and assisted 11, becoming one of his side’s most important creative forces.

Tony Mowbray on Harvey Elliott

The wonderkid has since returned to Liverpool following the end of his loan.

It looks as though he could be given sporadic first team opportunities this summer.

Elliott hasn’t looked far from first team ready at all and could well provide effective backup to Mo Salah.

This has left his temporary boss in a bit of a bind, speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph, Tony Mowbray admitted replacing Harvey Elliott is a struggle:

“Sometimes the game dictates that you need players with individual talent like (Bradley) Dack brings to our football club when he’s available.

“Harvey Elliott brought that to an extent last year with his individuality and range of passing, they’re not easy to find, you can’t just pluck them out of the air.”

What RTK has to say

Tony’s loss is our gain.

We are hoping that Harvey Elliott will be afforded some regular first team minutes this season.

Should he be given the chance he could shine, at just 18-years-old he’s one of the most exciting youngsters in England.

Fingers crossed he gets the chance to prove himself this season.

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