Harvey Elliott says he’s ‘devastated’ after dislocating his ankle during the Merseyside club’s victory over Leeds on Sunday but is ‘totally overwhelmed’ by the messages from fans has received.
Harvey was stretchered off in the second half of the match, which the Reds won 3-0, following a tackle from Leeds United centre-back Pascal Struijk, who was sent off for his challenge. It became quickly apparent that the injury was serious, with Mo Salah urging for the match to be stopped so Elliott could receive urgent medical attention.
Harvey was taken to the hospital for further treatment but has since been discharged. The 18-year-old attacker said he was heartbroken by the injury but will be back ‘faster, fitter and stronger’, while also taking the time to thank fans for their well-wishes.
Liverpool won 3-0 at Elland Road, but the result was overshadowed by a horrific injury to their young attacker following a heavy challenge Pascal Struijk.
It was immediately clear that Elliott had suffered a severe injury, with his teammates looking away in horror while a shocked Salah waved to the dugout for the Reds’ physios to get on the pitch as soon as possible.
Despite the incident looking very bad indeed, Harvey appeared in surprisingly good spirits as he posted a message on his Instagram stories from an ambulance as the attacker was transported to the hospital.