Liverpool backed Harvey Elliott ‘100 per cent’ in his decision to join Rovers on a season-long loan.

The Premier League champions put together a package on Rovers’ style of play, while conversations with Tony Mowbray gave Elliott all the background information he needed to commit to a loan move.

Klopp has told Elliott to show how good a player he can be during his time at Ewood Park where the 17-year-old has set his eyes on promotion. Elliott, the youngest player ever to play in the Premier League, feels ‘more than ready’ for his Rovers debut having trained with the squad for the first time on Monday.

The attacker, who watched the 1-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest from the stands, said: “The first time I heard Blackburn were in for me I was excited and 100 per cent willing to go.

“Liverpool were behind me 100 per cent, they sat me down, gave me clips from games, how Rovers play, where I could potentially be playing, and to have that background information on the club and the style of football, was really important.

“I had a chat with the gaffer, got his word, what role and responsibilities I would have, so to have that background information and a positive energy about the club was a big help in me coming here.”

Elliott has made nine first-team appearance for Liverpool who hadn’t initially planned to loan him out this season.

However, with the Reds out of the EFL Cup, and Xherdan Shaqiri having stuck around at Anfield, Rovers made their case to sign Elliott on a season-long loan.

Tony Mowbray’s work with a former Liverpool player Ryan Kent during his time at Coventry in 2015/16 played a key part in getting the green light, as did geography.

The two clubs have built up a close relationship in recent times, playing two pre-season friendlies against each other, with Elliott keen to make the switch in a bid to further his career.

“I just wanted to get Championship and senior football experience. Liverpool is a top club, got players around, but I’m wanting to push myself in the furthest way possible,” he added.

“I think to get to the top I needed this loan, needed to play against senior players, to get experience of men’s football.

“I did my research on Blackburn, saw they were a great club, with great coaching staff and play a similar style to Liverpool so I thought to myself that it was a good move for me and that I’d fit in well.

“I’m really happy to be here.”

Elliott made two Premier League appearances off the bench for Liverpool last season, and was included in 12 matchday squads. He has played nine times in all competitions for the Reds, and admits it was a big decision to go out on loan having been around the first-team set-up.

But he, along with Klopp, felt it was the right step to take for his career.

“I spoke with the gaffer 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,” he explained.

“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.

“It’s nice to be close by, I can stay with my family, be around them, I’m not having to move away which is a big help.”

As for his ambitions at Rovers, they’re very clear.

He said: “There’s very talented and very technical players here so I think we can all come together as a team and push towards the end goal.”