Liverpool surprised many on deadline day by agreeing to allow young talent Harvey Elliott head out on loan.
It was widely believed the teenager would remain around the Liverpool first-team for this season but instead he will be playing his football at Ewood Park.
Yesterday presented a landmark moment for the 17-year-old, as he scored his first goal for his new club in a comfortable win over Coventry City in the Championship.
It was a big moment for the player and Liverpool fans were undoubtedly impressed by their wonderkid’s continued development.
Liverpool are no doubt keeping tabs on Elliott’s development and would have relished seeing him find the back of the net for the first time at his temporary home.
Speaking after the game, Elliott made it clear that Liverpool are still closely monitoring his situation.
“They’re always messaging me everyday,” Elliott is quoted by the Lancashire Post. “After every training session, after every game they’re messaging me.
“I still get messages off the players saying good luck, hope you’re well, miss you and stuff like that. So to have them message me is a boost for me as well.”
The hope for Liverpool is that Elliott can gain the regular match time he needs to become a future star for the club and the early signs appear to be good.
Jurgen Klopp is a massive fan of the teenager. After Elliott signed a new deal at Liverpool earlier this year the German highlighted his appreciation telling the club website:
“I love his attitude – love his enthusiasm – love his bravery – love the fact he has the right amount of football confidence and cheekiness.”
That sentence contained four of the seven times Klopp said the word love in the same statement.
Blackburn are also playing a decent brand of football and appear ready for a promotion fight, which can only help Elliott’s development further.
Both sets of fans will just be hoping this is the first of many goals for Elliott in his new home before he will hopefully return and repay Klopp for some of that love.