• September 24, 2021

Exclusive: Liverpool starlet Harvey Elliott stretchered off with suspected fractured ankle as Pascal Struijk sees red for challenge

 Exclusive: Liverpool starlet Harvey Elliott stretchered off with suspected fractured ankle as Pascal Struijk sees red for challenge


Harvey Elliott was left writhing in agony after a forceful challenge from Pascal Struijk left the Liverpool defender with a possible leg break.

Struijk, who was shown a straight red card for the offence, seemed bemused by the incident, although Jurgen Klopp and Mohamed Salah led the protests as the 18-year-old was stretchered from the Elland Road pitch.

Elliott suffered a suspected fractured ankle

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Elliott suffered a suspected fractured ankle

The 18-year-old was consoled by Salah as he lay on the Elland Road turf

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The 18-year-old was consoled by Salah as he lay on the Elland Road turf

Such was the gruesome nature of the injury, Sky Sports did not even show a single replay of the incident as Elliott lay on the ground in such discomfort.

Physios instantly rushed to the aid of the youngster, who had enjoyed a bright start to the season for the Reds.

While it remains to be seen how long he will be out for, the pain etched across his face as he was consoled by Salah suggests it could be a while until we see the starlet again.

Elliott posted a selfie from an ambulance immediately afterwards and wrote: “Thank you for the messages guys! Road to recovery. YNWA.”

Struijk was given a straight red card for the challenge

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Struijk was given a straight red card for the challenge

The travelling Liverpool fans chanted ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ to the youngster, with the whole ground then offering a standing ovation as he was taken to hospital.

The former Fulham midfielder has played in every single game for Klopp this season in the Premier League.

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