Former Leeds United player Noel Whelan has claimed that Liverpool winger Harvey Elliott’s loan move to Blackburn Rovers should suit all parties perfectly.
Elliott joined Rovers on a season-long loan on the final day of the summer transfer window, and has already made a big impression at Ewood Park.
After an impressive debut in a 3-1 defeat at Watford last Wednesday, the 17-year-old then registered his first senior goal and assist in Rovers’ 4-0 away at Coventry on Saturday, and Whelan has clearly been impressed by what he has seen from the teenager.
Speaking to Football Insider about Elliot’s move, the ex-striker said: “When you have got a player is of that age, there is nothing better than getting him first team action in a very competitive league like the Championship.
“Blackburn is the perfect place for him, not far from Liverpool and with a good manager at the helm in Tony Mowbray. The style of play will suit Elliott and Liverpool. Blackburn are a a good footballing side.”
It also seems as though Whelan believes the move will fit work well for Liverpool, as he explained: “It is not far for Liverpool to keep tabs and go and watch him. That is what it is all about when you are trying to bring these young players through. Let’s not forget that he is still very, very young.”