Paul Robinson is adamant that Liverpool attacker Harvey Elliott has made the right choice in joining Blackburn Rovers on loan.
The former Spurs and Leeds United goalkeeper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, said that Ewood Park will be a “fantastic place” for the 17-year-old to develop this season.
The Reds confirmed on Friday that the winger had joined Championship side Blackburn on loan for the remainder of the 2020/21 campaign.
He was not signed in time to be part of Tony Mowbray’s squad that lost 1-0 to Nottingham Forest on Saturday but could make his debut away to Watford on Wednesday night.
Robinson made 201 appearances for Blackburn in his career and believes his former club can challenge for promotion with Elliott in their side.
“I really like what Blackburn did in the window,” he told Football Insider.
“It looks like they are going to have a real good go this year. They did well last year without actually getting into the play-offs and looking at what Tony Mowbray has done and the squad he is putting together they are definite play-off contenders this year.
“It is the perfect move for Harvey Elliott.
“Tony Mowbray is well liked among the players and staff at Blackburn. I think Ewood Park is going to be a fantastic place for Elliott to play football this year.”
Speaking shortly after his move, Elliott said: “I spoke with the gaffer (Jurgen Klopp) 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.
“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.”
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