'Sublime' - Exclusive: Pundit in awe of Liverpool loanee he's just watched in person for Sky
Michael Brown has been left raving over Liverpool loanee Harvey Elliott after watching him in person for Blackburn Rovers.
The former Premier League midfielder, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, lauded the young attacker after covering Rovers’ 3-1 win over QPR for Sky Sports on Saturday.
Elliott was one of the standout performers for Rovers in their Championship victory as he maintained his superb form for Tony Mowbray’s team.
For the second Blackburn goal, the 17-year-old threaded a perfectly-weighted through ball to Adam Armstrong, who took a fantastic first touch before sliding the ball into the goal.
Brown told Football Insider: “He had some good flashes, Blackburn play some real good, attractive football so I think it’ll suit him and I think that’s why they’ve probably chosen Blackburn for him to go to.
“I think Tony Mowbray will get the best out of him, they’ve had a lot of injuries so it’s been a bit of hard work for them but I thought he showed some great touches.
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“The ball for the second goal for Armstrong was sublime, a little cutting pass, he possibly could have had a penalty with his shirt pulled so I think it’ll be a really, really good sort of upbringing for him and he will go back to Liverpool a better player.”
Operating on the right side of the attack, Elliott has now supplied three assists in seven appearances for his loan club as well as scored one goal.
He headed to the second-tier outfit a year after joining Liverpool from Fulham for a fee set to be decided by an independent tribunal.
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