Date: 15th December 2020 at 12:30pm
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Liverpool journalist James Pearce has been sharing his thoughts on the possibility of the Merseyside club calling back Reds winger Harvey Elliott from his season-long loan deal at Championship side Blackburn Rovers. 

This comes after Pearce recently made an appearance on The Athletic’s Liverpool-themed podcast The Red Agenda where he spoke about a range of topics concerning Jurgen Klopp’s side.

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On the topic of Elliott, who joined Blackburn on loan back in October, Pearce was asked if Liverpool would consider bringing the winger back to Anfield before his deal with the Championship side ends.

In response, Pearce had this to say on the matter. (45.41)

He said: “Certainly not at the moment. I think at the moment Liverpool are really pleased with the development in him and how he’s benefiting from the time he’s spending at Blackburn Rovers.

“I think how well [he’s] done is obviously [a] testament to him and his attitude and application as well as his talent, because it’s a physical environment, it’s a tough, tough environment the Championship and to go to Blackburn and to hit the ground running like he has done has been very impressive and they’ve absolutely loved having him there.”

Liverpool signed Elliott back in the 2019 summer transfer window from Fulham’s U18 squad for an undisclosed fee. After making 13 appearances for Liverpool’s U23 side and nine for their senior side, the 17-year-old joined Blackburn on loan for the 2020/21 season.

Since joining Blackburn, the Englishman, who is currently valued at £3.6 million, has made 13 appearances for the club in which he has managed to score three goals and provide four assists so far this season prior to their midweek league clash against Rotherham United.

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TIF Thoughts on James Pearce’s comments on Elliott…

Given how Elliott has managed to earn himself a decent season rating of 7.06/10 for his performances so far this season and now that Diogo Jota will be out of action for a while due to a knee injury, it’s not surprising that the question of Liverpool potentially bringing Elliott back to the club has been put forward to Pearce.

In our view, it would be best for Liverpool to allow Elliott to complete his loan deal at Blackburn so he can carry on with the momentum and development he has picked up there already.