‘He’s different class’: Harvey Elliott has fans gushing after assist for Blackburn

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Liverpool loanee Harvey Elliott continued his incredible form for Blackburn Rovers with another assist in their 2-0 win at Birmingham City.

Elliott, who made eight appearances for the Reds in 2019-20, has shown why he is so highly rated since joining the Championship side on loan earlier this season.

The 17-year-old was named in the starting lineup at St Andrew’s and helped the away side take the lead inside the opening 10 minutes, setting up Adam Armstrong with a brilliant defence-splitting pass.

He now has four goals and six assists in his first 18 appearances for Rovers, attracting plenty of plaudits in the process.

“We have to be careful with him because he’s still very young, but he’s almost the go-to man for us at the moment, he’s playing well and getting goals,” former Liverpool winger Stewart Downing told Blackburn’s official website in December 2020.

“The manager’s probably trying to see whether he can rest him at some stage, but you have to play him at the minute.

“He’ll have ups and downs in his career, but he has that quality through a goal or an assist.

“But he’s fitted in so well here, he’s got a good environment around him and the lads all really look after him. It’s important for him to just keep enjoying his football.”

We’ve also rounded up a number of tweets from Blackburn and Liverpool fans following the midfielder’s latest impressive performance.

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