Former footballer Dean Windass has made a rather outlandish claim when it comes to the future of Liverpool loanee Harvey Elliott.
The 17-year-old has been turning a lot of heads in the Championship with his performances, scoring four goals and chipping in with four assists with his Blackburn Rovers side currently sitting comfortably in mid-table in the second tier.
But Windass isn’t concerned about what he’s doing now, indeed he’s got an eye on what he can possibly be in the future. Speaking exclusively to This Is Futbol, the former Bradford City man claimed that he has all the potential to go on and be on and be an all-time great for the club:
“He’s got a bright, bright future and he’ll end up being probably a legend for Liverpool, because he is a great player. He is a talent, is the kid, and I enjoyed watching him in the cup games.”
Do you think Harvey Elliott will be a regular player for Liverpool next season?
It seems like his future has already been mapped out by Windass here, but I would urge just a little bit of caution, because when it comes to Liverpool players in the Championship, that doesn’t automatically mean your path to the first-team is clear.
Harry Wilson, for instance, was one of the best players in the Championship at Derby County, and was said to have a future at the club, but since then he’s been loaned out twice again and isn’t exactly looking like someone who will be taking Mohamed Salah’s place any time soon.
Or Rhian Brewster, who after his spell with Swansea City was clearly deemed more valuable to the club in terms of the bank balance rather than anywhere on the pitch.
That’s not to say Elliott is bound to follow in their footsteps, but we just need to wait and see whether or not he’s just a big fish in the small pond of the Championship, or if there is someone there that Jürgen Klopp might be able to turn to and bank on for the years to come.