Watch: Harvey Elliott scores ridiculous goal from inside own half in training

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Liverpool loanee Harvey Elliott did his finest David Beckham impression during a recent training session for Blackburn Rovers. 

Elliott is regarded as one of English football’s most exciting young prospects and joined the Championship side on a season-long loan deal in search of regular first-team football.

The 17-year-old has registered five goals and 10 assists in 31 appearances in all competitions and already looks ready for the Premier League. 

“He’s just a fantastic talent,” Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray told The Athletic in February. “He’s 17, but there are 17-year-olds and 17-year-olds and Harvey is unbelievable.

“It’s unfathomable to me that, in five years, he’ll still be in his early twenties and he could have played 250 games by then. What a joy he is. He just loves the ball; can’t have enough of it.

“And you can’t get him off the training ground. When he plays a game and comes into training the next day, the lads who haven’t been involved might be taking part in a small-sided game and Harvey just wants to join in.

“He’s always out on the grass; so much that I have to keep sending him in. It’s an amazing attitude he’s got. He’s helping us, helping our team and hopefully, we’re helping Liverpool develop a player and we’re helping Harvey. Everybody wins as far as I can see.”

The winger showcased his skills in training, picking the ball up on the left wing before spotting the goalkeeper off his line.

He then attempted an audacious strike from over 50 yards away, chipping the goalkeeper and sending the ball into the back of the net. 


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