Liverpool starlet Harvey Elliott has sealed a loan move to Blackburn for the rest of the campaign, the Reds have announced.
Ewood Park senior figures agreed on a deal with the Premier League giants to take the sensation on loan a matter of hours before the close of the EFL transfer market.
Elliott has not featured in a single minute of Premier League action this term and Liverpool have let him join the EFL Championship club to gain more senior team experience.
The 17-year-old attacker, who is regarded as one of the Reds’ brightest young talents, joined the Reds from Fulham last year, having reportedly turned down signing for the likes of La Liga giants Real Madrid.
He switched to Anfield after breaking the record for being the PL’s youngest player, making his top flight bow for Fulham aged 16 years and 30 days old.
Harvey’s first start for Liverpool came in a Carabao Cup tie versus the MK Dons in September 2019, making him the youngest player to start for the Anfield outfit.
But his only appearance of this season came in the 7-2 victory at Lincoln City in the Carabao Cup last month. In July, the teen sensation penned a new long-term contract at Anfield.
After making his Fulham debut aged 15, then-Cottagers chief labelled Elliott as ‘arrogant’, but in a good way.
Slavisa Jokanovic said: “We believe the future can be bright ahead of him.
“He had some tests at school today and he must be at school tomorrow morning. He is arrogant but in a positive way.
“This kid shows he has personality. He says, ‘I want to show you I am a very good player.’ I say, ‘Okay if you can show me, I give you this opportunity.’”