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Harvey Elliott: Liverpool coaches had me primed for Blackburn move

Liverpool midfielder Harvey Elliott admits coaching staff prepared him for his loan move to Blackburn Rovers.

The 17-year-old was last week sent out on loan to the Championship side, but not before the Premier League champions put together a meticulous briefing on how he will fit in to Tony Mowbray's system.

"I spoke with the gaffer before I made the decision and he said this was the best thing for my career and to go and express myself and show people who I am," he told the Lancashire Telegraph.

"All the coaching staff were very positive and said they'd support me all the way, so for them to say "go and enjoy yourself and the experience" I think it made it a lot better.

"Liverpool were behind me 100 percent, they sat me down, gave me clips from games, how Rovers play, where I could potentially be playing, and to have that background information on the club and the style of football, was really important.

"I had a chat with the gaffer, got his word, what role and responsibilities I would have, so to have that background information and a positive energy about the club was a big help in me coming here."

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