Despite talks between Liverpool and Brentford as well as interest from Watford and Blackburn, Jurgen Klopp is yet to decide what to do with Harvey Elliott ahead of next season.
We reported exclusively last week that Brentford had made contact with Liverpool over signing Harvey Elliott on loan but that the Merseyside club has concerns over game time guarantees.
After further enquiries, we have learned that Director of Football Rasmus Ankersen is their liaison with Liverpool but with pre-season only set to start on July 12th, no decision has been made on where Elliott will play next season.
The Bees are serious about taking him on loan but with Liverpool not rushing Elliott on this summer, any further updates will likely be based on hypotheticals.
The Mirror reported this weekend that Watford are interested but we understand they are yet to make contact while Blackburn, who made their desire to keep Elliott known before the season had even ended, are still keen to take the player back next season but aren’t currently in active dialogue with Liverpool over the 18-year-old.
Bournemouth also admire the left-footed prodigy but their intentions over actually making a move are unknown at this point.
The Cherries’ manager Jonathan Woodgate is close to Liverpool sporting director Michael Edwards but with his future at the club uncertain, a loan move to Bournemouth will have little to do with that.
Liverpool’s priority with Elliott above everything is to continue his meteoric rise to the top, with the former Fulham starlet considered to be one of the most exciting talents, not just at Anfield, but in the Premier League overall.
Elliott (18) is younger than them all, with Olise the closest in age although he will be 20 later this year.
A decision on Elliott’s future will likely only be decided after Klopp has the chance to see him in training this summer but there is no rush to make a decision on a player that is so important to the club’s long-term future.