Sunday 12th September 2021
After a brutal tackle
Bad injury drama to Klopp players
The 3-0 win in Leeds is just a side note for Liverpool. With 18-year-old top talent Harvey Elliott, the ankle still has to be judged on the square. The players and coach Jürgen Klopp are shocked. The youngster reports from the ambulance.
Jürgen Klopp and Liverpool take a 3-0 win in Leeds on the fourth day of the Premier League. But success is a minor matter: A serious injury overshadows the Reds’ victory. In the 59th minute, Leeds defender Pascal Struijk put Liverpool youngster Harvey Elliott with a tough tackle. The 18-year-old midfielder got caught in the grass and fell.
While striker Mo Salah was calling for help and the game was not even interrupted, the Liverpool doctors stormed onto the pitch. The players of both teams stretched their arms over their heads. You were shocked. A little later, the 18-year-old was carried off the pitch to the applause of the audience. His 22-year-old opponent then saw the red card.
“I think we all saw it. The ankle was no longer in the right place,” said Jürgen Klopp after the game. “The medical department has put the ankle back in the right position. It was important at that moment that it went quickly. But apart from that, you really can’t say anything good about the situation. This is of course a bad injury, we have to get up now the further examinations are waiting and so are we. “
Elliott was transported to the hospital and still called from the ambulance on his Instagram story. “Thanks for all the news. The road to recovery begins. You’ll never walk alone,” wrote the midfielder, who has played in every game of the season so far. “This is one of the few Instagram posts that I love. Because if he already posts that, it shows that he no longer has as much pain. This is great news,” said Klopp.
Elliott moved from Fulham to Liverpool in 2019 for around 1.7 million euros. At the London club he had recently become the youngest player in Premier League history. The talent had spent last season at the English second division club Blackburn Rovers and now wanted to attack. “It’s up to me to work hard. I believe in myself that I can do it. I just want to be in the team, support everyone and be there when necessary,” he said when he renewed his contract this summer.
With the 3-0 success Klopp’s team closed the table to Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea. Both teams are tied for goals and points behind leaders Manchester United, who have the better goal difference. The goals for Liverpool were scored by Mohamed Salah, Fabinho and Sadio Mané.