Klopp comments on injury to Liverpool midfielder Harvey Elliott
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Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson sent Harvey Elliott a reassuring message after the 18-year-old was stretchered off during the Reds’ victory over Leeds United on Sunday afternoon, per reports. Elliott was taken to hospital with a serious ankle injury following a tackle by Leeds defender Pascal Struijk.
Elliott found himself at Leeds General Infirmary alongside family members and Liverpool club doctor Jim Moxon, according to The Athletic, as he received a barrage of WhatsApp messages from concerned team-mates.
“We’re all here for you mate,” vowed captain Henderson, as Elliott begins his road to recovery.
The highly-rated 18-year-old was handed another start by Jurgen Klopp for the encounter at Elland Road in Sunday’s only Premier League clash.
And his side were impressive throughout as they cruised to a 2-0 lead courtesy of goals from Mohamed Salah and Fabinho.
But the afternoon took a dark turn on the hour-mark as Struijk came crashing through Elliott from behind.
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Salah beckoned physios onto the pitch to treat Elliott, while the Leeds man was given his marching orders.
“It is a bad injury – ankle,” said a worried Klopp after seeing his side eventually run out 3-0 victors in Yorkshire.
“I heard it was dislocated and they couldn’t put it back. He’s in hospital so now we have to wait.
“I saw the situation and I saw immediately the effect. I saw his foot not in the right place.”
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Klopp will now face an anxious wait before the full extent of Elliott’s injury becomes clear following further assessments.
And he will be desperately hoping Elliott can make a full recovery as quickly as possible following the player’s rise to prominence this season.
“All our thoughts and prayers are going to Harvey,” said defender Virgil van Dijk in the aftermath of Sunday’s match.
“Hopefully he recovers quickly and as good as possible. We have no idea what the diagnosis is but it looks bad.
“From the moment it happened, I think you see Mo shouting to the side that it’s serious.
“Then you see the reaction of Harvey that it’s really serious. You’re standing still and hoping for the best.
“It’s difficult for them as well. We tried to deal with it and we dealt with it in the best possible way.
“Our club, Liverpool, will also be there for him no matter what.”
Liverpool’s victory moves them up to third in the Premier League table after racking up 10 points from a possible 12.
Klopp’s side will return to action when they host AC Milan in the Champions League on Wednesday evening, before Crystal Palace visit Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday.
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