Loan Watch: Harvey Elliott Provides Further Help
Liverpool fc had the competitive playing weekend but there were still plenty of Liverpool players on loan in action to fill the void. We took a look around to see who performed well.
No surprises, but we start with Harvey Elliott. The 17-year-old found himself on the bench to start over, and has been there more often than not recently, although manager Tony Mowbray said it was just to keep him from burning. Elliott came on in the 64th minute with his Blackburn Rovers trailing 1-0 at Norwich. For the 10th time this season, Elliott provided the assist to his team. This time it was a perfect free kick from the right wing.
Elsewhere, Vitezslav Jaros made his senior professional debut in goal for St. Patrick’s Athletic in the Irish Premier League. Jaros helped his side draw 1-1 against league leaders Shamrock Rovers. St Patrick’s manager Stephen O’Donnell spoke about the 19-year-old keeper after the game.
“I am delighted to have Vitezslav on board, he is very good mentally, very balanced so I knew nothing would bother him very much when it comes to his first competitive senior game,” said O’Donnell.
“He showed tonight what he showed throughout the preseason. For a player so young, 19, to have such a good mentality and be so calm – if you come in and you don’t know his age, you say, “He’s a seasoned veteran, that is a real pro. ‘ So, I’m thrilled to have Vitezslav and he can be thrilled with his first appearance, there’s a lot to lean on.
Young left-back Adam Lewis also had a good day. The 21-year-old, on loan from Plymouth Argyle in League One, provided two assists that day as his side won 2-0. They were Plymouth Argyle’s first two assists and helped break a 5-game losing streak.