Rovers have pulled off a deadline day coup by signing Liverpool youngster Harvey Elliott on a season-long loan deal.

Elliott becomes the fourth deadline day addition at Ewood Park following in the footsteps of Barry Douglas, Tom Trybull and Aynsley Pears.

The 17-year-old wasn’t initially due to be loaned out in this window, but Rovers presented a strong case to persuade the Anfield club to agree to a deal.

Elliott himself had the final say, and opted to make the move, which was agreed quickly.

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.

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 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.

And the Reds were impressed with Rovers’ pitch when it came to their plans for Elliott, and were pleased with the work Mowbray did with a previous Reds youngster, Ryan Kent, who he had on loan at Coventry in 2015/16.