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Liverpool No2 Lijnders hails Elliott progress at Blackburn

Liverpool No2 Pep Lijnders says they're delighted with Harvey Elliott's progress at Blackburn Rovers.

Elliott, 17, has three goals and four assists for Rovers in 13 Championship appearances since making the temporary move in the summer and bagged a solo strike in the defeat to Norwich City on Saturday.

Lijnders said: "I miss him! I would have loved to continue working with him, but it's a good decision of course because he can play many games and he can show what he's really about.

"I think he's doing that, he's impressing everyone. For us and for me, it's not a surprise – if that's here, there or wherever, he will surprise and show what he can bring.

"It says a lot that he didn't need a lot of time to adapt because he has this overview, this technical level, this maturity for his age is unbelievable.

"At the same time, the constant threat of the final pass and the dribble and the shot. We miss him, to be honest, we really miss him. We wish he were here with us."

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