Liverpool winger Harvey Elliott is set to join Blackburn Rovers on a season-long loan.
According to The Athletic, the 17-year-old has agreed to link up with the Championship club for the 2020/21 campaign to gain regular first-team experience.
Elliott was originally expected to stay at the club he grew up supporting, but Liverpool’s early exit from the Carabao Cup and Xherdan Shaqiri’s decision to stay put lead to a change of heart from Jurgen Klopp, who agreed to let Elliott leave on loan.
Blackburn – being only an hours drive away from Merseyside – presented a strong case to Liverpool on how they would provide the perfect environment for Elliott to further his development.
Elliott joins former Liverpool Academy players Harry Wilson and Ben Woodburn in making loan moves away from the club on deadline day, with the two Welsh youngsters joining Cardiff and Blackpool respectively.