One senior Blackburn player has labelled Liverpool’s Harvey Elliott as the “best 17-year-old” they have ever seen, according to a report.
But while he had shown glimpses of his raw talent for Liverpool, he has adapted seamlessly to the Championship.
Indeed, the teenager has scored four goals and assisted eight others in 21 second-tier appearances.
In fact, he has only missed one game this season and proved a key asset to Tony Mowbray’s play-off chasers.
According to Football Insider, one senior colleague has said that Elliott is the “best” player they have seen at his age.
What’s more, they tipped him to have an “unreal career” amid his recent form and tender age.
The player, who the report does not name, has also reportedly revelled in watching Elliott’s decision making and ability to keep the ball in all areas and scenarios on the pitch.
Elliott’s form has proved crucial, with Blackburn eighth in the Championship and three points outside the top six. Rovers also have a game in hand on rivals Bournemouth.
The teenager’s future plans at Liverpool remain unclear. However, he has already made his Premier League debut, playing against Sheffield United in January.
He later made another appearance against Crystal Palace in June, the day before the Reds sealed the title.
Aside from league involvement, he has made seven other outings for Liverpool in the FA Cup and Carabao Cup.
However, his current focus will be helping Blackburn continue their efforts to return to the top flight.
Pundit tips Liverpool problems to remain
Meanwhile, Liverpool are undergoing a stiff test of their credentials following Wednesday’s defeat to Brighton.
The Reds remained in fourth but West Ham, Everton and Chelsea wins saw them close the gap.
Two players who have faced a tough run are full-backs Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson.
According to pundit Craig Burley, though, the fatigue problems with the duo will remain.