Harvey Elliott on why Blackburn are perfect vehicle to launch career

Jurgen Klopp, Harvey Elliott Liverpool

Loan signing Harvey Elliott has revealed he did his homework before joining Blackburn Rovers and feels he moved to the right club.

The 17-year-old winger is on a season-long loan at Ewood Park but has yet to make his debut. Having come up through the Fulham youth ranks, the Chertsey-born starlet made his first-team debut for the Cottagers aged 15. That was an the EFL Cup clash in September 2018 and it was not long before the big boys began to circle.

Liverpool came calling in summer 2019 and Elliott soon became the youngest player to start a match for the club. He is well thought of at Anfield but Jurgen Klopp opted to send him out on loan.

At such a tender age it was deemed best for the England Under-17 ace to gain valuable game time. He was not short of suitors but decided to join Tony Mowbray’s Championship side.

The youngster has now revealed that he studied Rovers in depth to ensure he made the right move.

“When I heard of the interest, I was excited” said Elliott. “I wanted to see what the club was all about so I watched a couple of games. I researched everything about the club and the squad, to see the competition in my position.”

The 1995 Premier League champions sit ninth in the second-tier table after an indifferent start to their campaign. They are still well in touch with the play-off places, however, and much can happen between now and next May.


Elliott sets promotion target

Elliott is determined to play a full part and will put in the hard yards to help Rovers achieve their aims.

“The team have got off to a great start and hopefully we can reach the end goal by getting promoted to the Premier League,” he added.

“Rovers is my club, I need to work hard and I will be doing all I can to help us back to the Premier League.”

Rovers are next in action on Wednesday when they travel to Vicarage Road to take on Watford. The Hornets have won three of their five league games since relegation and will provide a stiff test.

Blackburn will hope to bounce back after going down 1-0 at home to Nottingham Forest on Saturday.


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