On-loan Liverpool starlet Harvey Elliott has today been nominated for a prestigious individual award.
18-year-old Elliott has of course long been viewed as one of English football’s standout talents.
The 2018/19 campaign, for example, saw the wide-man become the youngest player to ever feature in the Premier League.
On the back of his move to Liverpool the following summer, however, Elliott unsurprisingly struggled for senior game-time, amid a battle for minutes with the likes of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.
As such, it came as little surprise to see the prodigious teen farmed out on loan back in October, to get his development back on track.
Elliott made the move to the Championship, with Blackburn Rovers.
And to say that the wide-man has since gone on to impress would be putting it lightly.
Despite his tender years, Elliott has not looked at all out of place amongst the talent in England’s 2nd-tier, having established himself as a key cog in Tony Mowbray’s side.
In fact, across 12 appearances between December and January, Elliott managed to directly contribute to a hugely impressive 8 goals.
And though the teen’s production has not continued at quite as stellar a rate of late, all told, Elliott has nevertheless racked up 6 goals and 11 assists to this point in the Championship campaign.
Such fine exploits, meanwhile, as outlined above, have today seen the Liverpool talent recognised by the EFL.
This comes in the form of a nomination for a prestigious award – the EA Sports Young Player of the Year.
Elliott is joined on a 3-man list of candidates by Norwich City’s Max Aarons and Michael Olise of Reading, with the winner set to be announced at the EFL awards ceremony on April 29th.
— Blackburn Rovers (@Rovers) April 26, 2021