Jurgen Klopp has confirmed Harvey Elliott suffered a dislocated ankle during Liverpool’s 3-0 victory against Leeds United.
Mohamed Salah fired his 100th Premier League goal as Liverpool climbed level on points with the Premier League’s top two, but the victory was overshadowed by a serious injury to Reds teenager Elliott.
Salah turned home Trent Alexander-Arnold’s trademark low cross in a one-sided first half, Fabinho struck five minutes into the second and Sadio Mane added a deserved late third to extend Liverpool’s unbeaten start.
Jurgen Klopp’s side cruised to their fifth straight league win on the road and are now undefeated in 14 league games in total stretching back to last season.
The home side played the final half an hour with 10 men after substitute Pascal Struijk was sent off for his challenge on Elliott, who received lengthy treatment before being carried off on a stretcher.
Elliott, 18, posted a picture of himself with thumbs up on Instagram before full-time, writing: “Thank you for the messages guys! Road to recovery. YNWA.”
“It is a bad injury. Ankle, I heard it was dislocated and they couldn’t put it back. He’s in hospital so now we have to wait,” Klopp told Sky Sports.
“He played again an incredible match. He’s an incredible player. Now he’s out. Do I want such a young boy to experience this so early in his career? No. But now it’s the case and we have to be there and we will be there.
“We will play football without him but we will wait for him because he is a top, top, top player.”
He continued: “I saw the situation and I saw immediately the effect. I saw his foot not in the right place.
“That’s why we were all shocked, absolutely. That’s it.
“Nothing important [was said to Pawson]. I’m not sure it’s the right moment to speak about these kinds of things.
“It was nothing important, really.”
After the game, it was confirmed the former Fulham midfielder had donated his match shirt to a young fan who had broken his arm.
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