Liverpool are willing to grant Rovers’ wish to take Harvey Elliott on loan – with the chances of a deal happening before today’s deadline resting with the player.

And reports on Merseyside have suggested that Elliott is committing himself to the move which Rovers are looking to tie up before today's 5pm deadline.

Elliott was weighing up whether to stay an Anfield and fight for a spot in Jurgen Klopp’s senior ranks or get experience of regular game-time with Rovers in the Championship.

Rovers and Liverpool have built up close relationships in recent times and played each other in a behind closed doors friendly in June, when Elliott featured for the hosts.

Signed from Fulham last summer, the 17-year-old has made two substitute appearances for Liverpool’s senior side and seven times in the FA Cup and League Cup combined.

His first-team chances at the Reds took a blow with the arrival of Diogo Jota from Wolves, however Xherdan Shaqiri has stayed at Anfield when it looked likely he would move on this summer.

Fellow Liverpool attacker Harry Wilson is set to join Cardiff City on a season-long deal, with Elliott now closing in on a switch to Ewood.

The talented left-footer, who has been tipped for a bright future, is able to play on either wing, or in the No.10 role.

Rovers have so far brought in Barry Douglas and Tom Trybull on season-long loan deals, from Leeds United and Norwich City, respectively, with Elliott a possible third addition through the loan market.

Rovers are closing in on the signing of Middlesbrough goalkeeper Aynsley Pears, who is currently undergoing a medical. The 22-year-old will join on a permanent deal.

Any deal for Elliott could well go beyond the 5pm deadline, however.