Elliott discharged as Liverpool provide injury update

Date published: Monday 13th September 2021 12:51 - Will Ford

Harvey Elliott

Liverpool star Harvey Elliott has has been discharged from hospital following his injury against Leeds on Sunday.

The 18-year-old was stretchered off after a challenge from Pascal Struijk which saw the defender sent off.

Elliott was taken to hospital, assessed and treated for what was a suspected dislocated ankle.

Although the diagnosis has not been revealed, Liverpool have confirmed on Monday that the injury is ‘serious’.

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He will undergo surgery this week, after which the Reds will provide a clearer picture as to how long the teenager could be out of action.

Jurgen Klopp was evidently distressed by his injury but was pleased to see the young midfielder provide an update on Instagram.

He said: “First and foremost, it’s one of the few Instagram posts I love because if he sends that already then it shows he has not that much pain anymore, that’s great news.

“I think we all saw it, the ankle was not in the right place anymore. The medical department put it in the right place again, which is very important really in this moment that it goes quick. Apart from that, there is not a lot of good things to say about it.

“Obviously it’s a bad injury and we have to wait now for further examinations, assessments or whatever, scans, and that’s what we do.”

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk also wished the youngster a speedy recovery as he reflected on Liverpool’s 3-0 win over Leeds.

He said: “First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers are going to Harvey. Hopefully he recovers quickly and as good as possible.

“Obviously we don’t know the diagnosis, it looked bad.”

Klopp also explained the key to his side’s success against Leeds on Sunday after Marcelo Bielsa admitted afterwards that he had been outwitted by the German.

He said: “First and foremost it is nice to get a compliment from Bielsa.

“We defended them really brave and in the right spaces and the offensive players can get on the ball when you allow that.

“Our idea was to cut out Phillips, which is important, and to cut out the passes they want to play to find him in the centre and that takes out a bit of their game plan.”


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