Liverpool’s stance over recalling Harvey Elliott as Blackburn build around teen
Harvey Elliott's two goals in his last two games for Blackburn have sparked speculation he could be recalled by Liverpool in the January transfer window.
Elliott has put Jurgen Klopp on alert with some impressive performances during his loan spell with Rovers, leading to talk he could return to Anfield to aid the Reds' Premier League title defence.
If that were to happen it would be a huge blow to Blackburn, whose boss Tony Mowbray has admitted he is building his team around the teenager.
With Elliott still just 17 that is some compliment – and it seems Blackburn will be able to enjoy the winger's fine form for a little bit longer.
Liverpool are content to let the teenager continue his development in the second tier, and have no plans to recall him during the January transfer window, according to The Athletic.
And that means Mowbray can continue to put Elliott at the centre of his gameplan.
“He’s a wonderful talent, he’s a brilliant individual to work with as well," Mowbray told Blackburn's official website.
“I tell the team to give him the ball, much like I did with Bradley Dack before he got his injury.
“The special talents in the team are generally the ones who make the right decision with the ball, they make the right decisions.
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“Harvey has assets that Bradley has: that trust when he has the ball. It was a wonderful performance from Harvey.
“We’re delighted to be working with him and I hope that he’s enjoying his time here.”
It's easy to see why Mowbray has confidence in the youngster following his recent form in the Championship.
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Elliott's well taken equaliser sent Rovers on their way to victory over Rotherham on Wednesday – just days after he scored a superb solo strike against Norwich.
With Blackburn trailing 1-0 heading into the final 10 minutes against Rotherham, Elliott received the ball in the 18-yard box, took a touch to evade a defender and then fired home – starting his side's late fightback as they scored a winner in the 90th minute.
Four days earlier against Norwich he left two defenders in his wake after receiving the ball out wide on the right, slotting home to score what ultimately proved a consolation against the table-toppers.
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Those two goals took his tally to four for the season, with four assists in the bag as well.
Liverpool boss Klopp will be relishing the chance to add that kind of output to his attack – but Reds fans will have wait a while longer to see Elliott doing the business at Anfield.
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