Harvey Elliott injury latest – Liverpool ace in hospital as Klopp confirms ankle dislocation, breaks silence on Insta

Harvey Elliott injury latest – Liverpool ace in hospital as Klopp confirms ankle dislocation, breaks silence on Insta

09/12/2021

LIVERPOOL defeated Leeds 3-0 at Elland Road but the game was overshadowed by a horror injury to Reds teen star Harvey Elliott.

The 18-year-old suffered a broken ankle and the match was then delayed for some time as he was taken off on a stretcher.

Leeds' Pascal Struijk received a red card for the incident.

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  • Giacomo Pisa

    TREMENDOUS TRENT

    Here's another stat to excite Reds fans.

    Trent Alexander-Arnold recorded his 35th Premier League assist today, aged 22 years and 340 days.

    In the history of the competition, only Cesc Fabregas, Wayne Rooney and Ryan Giggs have reached that many assists at a younger age.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    HUNDRED UP

    In other news, Mo Salah's goal today was his 100th Premier League goal.

    He is the 30th player to reach a century of goals in the English top flight, doing so in 162 games.

    Only Thierry Henry, Sergio Aguero, Harry Kane and Alan Shearer scored 100 Premier League goals in fewer games than the Egyptian.

    Credit: AP
  • Giacomo Pisa

    ELLAND ROAD WELL WISHES

    Leeds United's chairman Andrea Radrizzani has also wished Harvey Elliott a speedy recovery.

    And like Marcelo Bielsa he defended Pascal Struijk, insisting the injury was accidental.

    He told Sky Sports: “The accident, it was hard for him and I wish the boy a full recovery and hope he can recover soon, but this is part of football.

    “To be honest, if you watch the video, you see Struijk slide with his left foot on him, and it’s accidental. It was not a premeditated tackle.”

  • Giacomo Pisa

    MARCELO'S MESSAGE

    Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa has sent Harvey Elliott a message of support, while also defending Pascal Struijk.

    He said: "I regret dearly the opponent was injured and I’m 100 per cent certain our player did not have a bad intention. I wish it had not happened.

    "Pascal [Struijk] recovered the ball. The action to get the ball did not have an infraction, but had the feeling the movement of the rest of his body after recovering the ball, made him hit Elliott.

    "I am totally sure there was no bad intention. I don't know how to qualify], but obviously some excess of power or imprudence. These recoveries are totally frequent.

    "The difference here was the follow-through of the power caused the injury. I regret so dearly a young player has been interrupted through this. I hope he is able to get back."

  • Giacomo Pisa

    MORE FROM KLOPP

    A visibly gutted Jurgen Klopp also said after the game: "Now he's out.

    "Do I want such a young boy to have this experience so early in his career?

    "No."

  • Giacomo Pisa

    ELLIOT UPDATE

    Harvey Elliott has taken to Instagram from what looks like an ambulance to update fans on his injury.

    The 18-year-old suffered a serious leg injury in Liverpool's 3-0 loss at Elland Road.

    He was applauded off the pitch by both Liverpool and Leeds fans, with the youngster gratefully returning the applause.

  • The Sun

    BOSS TALK

    Speaking after the game, Jurgen Klopp said: "It's a bad injury; his ankle.

    "It was dislocated and we put it back. We have to wait and see.

    "He had an incredible game, he's an incredible player, but now he's out.

    "We have to be there for him, and we will be there.

    "We have to play football without him, but we will wait for him as he's a top, top player.

    "I could see his foot not in the right place, that's why we were so shocked."

    Klopp refused to draw upon what he said to the referee after Elliot's injury, he took a moment to compose himself before adding: "I'm not sure it's the right moment to speak about these kind of things."

    Reflecting on his team's performance, Klopp said: "We had a great game, I don't want to be greedy and say we should have had more goals – but we had plenty of shots and some of it wasn't good enough – but some of the football we played was exceptional."

     

  • The Sun

    VIRGIL SPEAKS

    Virgil van Dijk spoke to Sky Sports, he said: "First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers are with Harvey.

    "Hopefully he recovers quickly and as good as possible from it – obviously we have no idea of the diagnosis at the moment.

    "From the moment it happened, you saw Mo shouting to the side that it was really serious.

    "The whole treatment period will be difficult and then you have to refocus, but we had to deal with it and deal with it in the best possible way.

    "Apart from that it was a fantastic win here, it was an intense game, I enjoyed the atmosphere here as we haven't had it for a while.

    "It's a very satisfying win, we knew it would be an intense and hard game with their fans behind them.

    "We had to be ready for the battle and embrace the atmosphere."

     

  • The Sun

    THIAGO'S INPUT

    With stats like this, it's little wonder that Thiago won man-of-the-match today.

  • The Sun

    AFTERNOON AGONY

    Liverpool were calm in midfield today, while Leeds seemed a little frantic.

    But the atmosphere and intensity certainly changed after the Harvey Elliott incident.

    The league confirmed to The Athletic that Struijik was sent off due to the 'intensity and endangerment of Harvey Elliot'.

     

  • The Sun

    STAT ATTACK

    An impressive number of shots from Liverpool, who refused to give up.

    Although nine of their 30 shots this afternoon were on target.

  • The Sun

    CHARGING UP THE TABLE

    Leeds are left without a win this season, while Liverpool extend their unbeaten run to 14 games.

    Elliot's injury left a bad taste in everyone's mouth, but in a hostile atmosphere, Liverpool refused to give up.

    They're now on ten points, alongside United and Chelsea.

  • The Sun

    FT: LEEDS 0-3 LIVERPOOL

    An emphatic win, but it's come at a price.

  • The Sun

    LEEDS 0-3 LIVERPOOL

    Mane's goal wraps up the game in what has been a bittersweet day for Liverpool.

    Mane had ten shots this afternoon and managed one goal, Leeds as a collective have had nine.

  • The Sun

    LEEDS 0-3 LIVERPOOL

    94. Thiago makes way for Keita, after an impressive performance this afternoon.

    The Leeds fans haven't given up and are still making plenty of noise- even if some of it is directed at the ref and Liverpool.

  • The Sun

    LEEDS 0-3 LIVERPOOL

    Mane is finally rewarded for his persistence this afteroon.

    Salah picks out Henderson on the overlap on the right.

    Henderson curls a ball to the other side of the box where Thiago picks it up.

    Thiago sends it back to Mane who swivels and smashes the ball into the bottom right-hand corner.

    99 goals for Mane (after perhaps 99 chances today)

  • The Sun

    GOOOOOOAL

    Mane FINALLY gets his goal! Several attempts later.

  • The Sun

    LEEDS 0-2 LIVERPOOL

    90. Eight additional minutes at Elland Road.

    Can Liverpool keep a clean sheet?

  • The Sun

    LEEDS 0-2 LIVERPOOL

    89. Leeds counter and Liverpool seem to struggle to keep up.

    Raphinha sends a lovely ball in from the left, as he tries to pick out Bamford, but Matip sweeps in at the last minute and calmly intercepts the pass.

  • The Sun

    LEEDS 0-2 LIVERPOOL

    86. Henderson sprays a superb ball towards Mane, but the forward can't keep onside.

    A minute or so later, it's almost a carbon copy of a ball, this time Mane's onside.

    But as he races diagonally across the box, he tries a stepover to catch Phillips out, but it fails and Mane is left scrambling trying to shoot.

  • The Sun

    LEEDS 0-2 LIVERPOOL

    84. Salah and Oxlade-Chambelain get caught up with one another and waste a chance to be two-on-one.

    Liverpool don't seem very settled at the moment and could probably do with the game being over.

  • The Sun

    LEEDS 0-2 LIVERPOOL

    81. Jota's afternoon is over as Oxlade-Chamberlain is called upon.

    Bamford dispossess Thiago on the half-way line and spots Alisson off his line, he sends a brilliant chip towards the goal.

    Alisson ends up back-peddling with a degree of panic, it's a great effort as the Liverpool keeper only has a second to settle himself before athletically leaping to tip the ball over the bar.

  • The Sun

    LEEDS 0-2 LIVERPOOL

    79. ANOTHER missed opportunity from Mane.

    Alisson sends a lovely ball to Jota, who's practically on the half-way line.

    He slips it straight through to a running Salah on the left, who squares it to Mane who pretty much looks through on goal.

    Again, Mane takes a touch too many and drags his shot wide of the upright.

  • The Sun

    LEEDS 0-2 LIVERPOOL

    76. CHANCE!

    Robertson, practically hugging the sidelines, squares a ball to pick out Jota on the edge of the area.

    Helets it run to a waiting Henderson who hits it well, but Meslier gets low and bats it away.

    Meslier is back on his feet to retrieve the ball quicker than any Liverpool player can get to it.

  • The Sun

    LEEDS 0-2 LIVERPOOL

    73. Alexander-Arnold intercepts a pass from Rodrigo to James and sends Salah on his way.

    Salah tears down the right wing and as Leeds attempt to catch up, he picks out Mane on the edge of the area with a lovely through ball.

    Mane's first touch is poor and takes him wider than he needs to be, he's forced to play catch up which gives Meslier time to get low and big.

    When Mane eventually pulls the trigger, Meslier's there to block it.

     

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