Liverpool journalist Matt Addison has made a claim on Reds winger Harvey Elliott and what the next step could be for his career.
This comes after Addison recently made an appearance on the latest episode of the Liverpool Echo’s Blood Red Podcast where he spoke about a number of topics concerning the Merseyside club.
On the subject of Elliott, who is currently on a season-long loan deal at Championship club Blackburn Rovers, Addison had this to say on the winger and what the future could hold for him. (12.25)
He said: “It was a very late decision for Liverpool to let him go out on loan, but I think what we’ve seen so far is that next season, whether Blackburn are in the Premier League or not, he very much should be and I think that there could be another loan for him possibly we’ll see him performing week in week out in the Premier League, probably not for Liverpool, but probably another loan for next season.”
Liverpool signed the 17-year-old back in the 2019 summer transfer window from fellow Premier League side Fulham for an undisclosed fee.
Since then, the winger made just nine appearances for Liverpool’s senior side before heading out on loan to Blackburn. During his time at the Championship club, Elliott has made 18 league appearances for Blackburn in which he has managed to score four goals and provide six assists (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Matt Addison’s comments on Elliott…
Given how Elliott has managed to earn himself a solid season rating of 7.03/10 for his performances in the Championship so far this season, it’s easy to see why Addison thinks the Englishman has enough quality to be a regular player in the Premier League.
Do you think Harvey Elliott is good enough to play in the Premier League?
When his loan deal ends at Blackburn, it will be intriguing to see what Liverpool decide to do with Elliott in terms of where he will be playing.
In our view, the next logical step for Elliott would be to move to a Premier League team on another loan deal where he can play regularly and test out his quality in the top-flight.