Liverpool star Harvey Elliott gives honest opinion on challenge which led to horror injury

Klopp comments on injury to Liverpool midfielder Harvey Elliott

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Liverpool starlet Harvey Elliott has spoken out on social media after sustaining a horror injury during the second half of the Reds’ 3-0 victory over Leeds United. Mohamed Salah beckoned the medical team onto the pitch after a challenge from Pascal Struijk left the teenager in need of urgent attention. 

Leeds defender Struijk was shown a red card for the challenge, leaving the Yorkshire side to face the rest of the game with 10 men. 

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was initially outraged by the tackle, although his post-match comments were markedly more composed after Elliott’s dislocated ankle did not leave the youngster in too much pain. 

On Monday afternoon, Elliott himself took to social media, saying: “Wasn’t his fault whatsoever!

“Neither was it a red card, just a freak accident but these things happen in football. 

“I’ll be back stronger, 100%. Thanks for all the support.”

It was a cruel twist for Elliott, who has enjoyed a superb breakthrough with Liverpool after spending last season on loan at Blackburn Rovers. 

Still just 18-years-old, Klopp is an open admirer of the young talent, and he featured in all four of the Reds’ Premier League game so far this campaign. 

It remains to be seen how long the injury will keep him on the side-lines before he can get his season back on track. 

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