Blackburn Rovers’ staff and players have been blown away by the performances of Liverpool teenager Harvey Elliott in training, Football Insider understands.
The attacker has made a big impact at Ewood Park since he joined on a season-long loan deal from the Premier League champions in October.
One senior Blackburn player told Football Insider that Elliott is “the best 17-year-old I’ve ever seen”, and tipped him to have an “unreal career” at the top level.
Other leading players at the Championship club have been left open-mouthed at the youngster’s ability.
Particular attention was brought to the loanee’s decision making and ball retention at Blackburn’s Brockhall training ground, attributes that will no doubt please Jurgen Klopp.
However, Elliott is not just impressing behind-the-scenes.
His 21 appearances in the Championship this season have yielded four goals and eight assists – no player in the division has set up more.
A product of Fulham’s academy, Elliott moved to Anfield in July 2019, and one-year later he put pen to paper on his first professional contract.
Elliott became the youngest player in Premier League history when he featured for Fulham against Wolves – aged 16 years and 30 days – in May 2019.
He made a further two senior appearances for the Cottagers before leaving at the expiration of his youth contract.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has regularly sung the praises of the teenager since his arrival on Merseyside.
Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com last summer, Klopp described Elliott as an “exciting prospect” and praised his “attitude”, “enthusiasm” and “bravery”.
The left-footer made his debut for the Reds on 25 December 2019 in a 2-0 victory over MK Dons in the EFL Cup.
He went on to make eight more senior appearances for Liverpool before moving to Ewood Park on a season-long loan last October.
Elliott has two-and-a-half years remaining on his contract at Anfield.