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Watford exploring loan deal for Liverpool attacker Harvey Elliott

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Watford are looking at the prospect of signing Liverpool forward Harvey Elliott on a season-long loan, The Mirror reports.

The Hornets are back in the Premier League after a one-year gap, and they are likely to reinforce their squad ahead of next season.

They could prioritise strengthening their attack, with Ismaila Sarr being their only player to reach double figures in goals last term (13).

Elliott had a productive loan stint with Blackburn Rovers, registering seven goals and 12 assists from 42 outings in all competitions.

The Hornets are keen on loaning him, but Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has yet to decide what to do with the England youth international.

Sportslens view:

The 18-year-old had an impressive campaign for Rovers last term, but there is a big step from the Championship to the top-flight.

Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah are guaranteed starters for the Reds in the wide attacking roles, and they are rarely substituted.

Behind them, there is plenty of competition from Diogo Jota, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Xherdan Shaqiri.

Mane and Salah will be unavailable due to African Cup of Nations duty in early 2022, and the Reds are looking for a new wide player.

Leeds United’s Raphinha has regularly been linked with the Reds, although they have yet to make any formal approach for the Brazilian.

Elliott could be better served with a loan stint at another Premier League club, where he has the chance to earn more first-team experience.

A temporary switch to the Hornets would be a tempting option for the Fulham graduate, provided he has the assurance of a regular starting role.

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