Harvey Elliott injury latest – Liverpool star breaks silence on Instagram after horror incident with Pascal Struijk

LIVERPOOL defeated Leeds 3-0 at Elland Road but the game was overshadowed by a horror injury to Reds teen star Harvey Elliott.

The 18-year-old suffered a suspected broken ankle and the match was then delayed for some time as he was taken off on a stretcher.

Leeds' Pascal Struijk received a red card for the incident.

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    VIRGIL SPEAKS

    Virgil van Dijk spoke to Sky Sports, he said: "First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers are with Harvey.

    "Hopefully he recovers quickly and as good as possible from it – obviously we have no idea of the diagnosis at the moment.

    "From the moment it happened, you saw Mo shouting to the side that it was really serious.

    "The whole treatment period will be difficult and then you have to refocus, but we had to deal with it and deal with it in the best possible way.

    "Apart from that it was a fantastic win here, it was an intense game, I enjoyed the atmosphere here as we haven't had it for a while.

    "It's a very satisfying win, we knew it would be an intense and hard game with their fans behind them.

    "We had to be ready for the battle and embrace the atmosphere."

     

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    THIAGO'S INPUT

    With stats like this, it's little wonder that Thiago won man-of-the-match today.

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    AFTERNOON AGONY

    Liverpool were calm in midfield today, while Leeds seemed a little frantic.

    But the atmosphere and intensity certainly changed after the Harvey Elliott incident.

    The league confirmed to The Athletic that Struijik was sent off due to the 'intensity and endangerment of Harvey Elliot'.

     

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    STAT ATTACK

    An impressive number of shots from Liverpool, who refused to give up.

    Although nine of their 30 shots this afternoon were on target.

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    CHARGING UP THE TABLE

    Leeds are left without a win this season, while Liverpool extend their unbeaten run to 14 games.

    Elliot's injury left a bad taste in everyone's mouth, but in a hostile atmosphere, Liverpool refused to give up.

    They're now on ten points, alongside United and Chelsea.

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    FT: LEEDS 0-3 LIVERPOOL

    An emphatic win, but it's come at a price.

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    LEEDS 0-3 LIVERPOOL

    Mane's goal wraps up the game in what has been a bittersweet day for Liverpool.

    Mane had ten shots this afternoon and managed one goal, Leeds as a collective have had nine.

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    LEEDS 0-3 LIVERPOOL

    94. Thiago makes way for Keita, after an impressive performance this afternoon.

    The Leeds fans haven't given up and are still making plenty of noise- even if some of it is directed at the ref and Liverpool.

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    LEEDS 0-3 LIVERPOOL

    Mane is finally rewarded for his persistence this afteroon.

    Salah picks out Henderson on the overlap on the right.

    Henderson curls a ball to the other side of the box where Thiago picks it up.

    Thiago sends it back to Mane who swivels and smashes the ball into the bottom right-hand corner.

    99 goals for Mane (after perhaps 99 chances today)

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    GOOOOOOAL

    Mane FINALLY gets his goal! Several attempts later.

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    LEEDS 0-2 LIVERPOOL

    90. Eight additional minutes at Elland Road.

    Can Liverpool keep a clean sheet?

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    LEEDS 0-2 LIVERPOOL

    89. Leeds counter and Liverpool seem to struggle to keep up.

    Raphinha sends a lovely ball in from the left, as he tries to pick out Bamford, but Matip sweeps in at the last minute and calmly intercepts the pass.

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    LEEDS 0-2 LIVERPOOL

    86. Henderson sprays a superb ball towards Mane, but the forward can't keep onside.

    A minute or so later, it's almost a carbon copy of a ball, this time Mane's onside.

    But as he races diagonally across the box, he tries a stepover to catch Phillips out, but it fails and Mane is left scrambling trying to shoot.

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    LEEDS 0-2 LIVERPOOL

    84. Salah and Oxlade-Chambelain get caught up with one another and waste a chance to be two-on-one.

    Liverpool don't seem very settled at the moment and could probably do with the game being over.

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    LEEDS 0-2 LIVERPOOL

    81. Jota's afternoon is over as Oxlade-Chamberlain is called upon.

    Bamford dispossess Thiago on the half-way line and spots Alisson off his line, he sends a brilliant chip towards the goal.

    Alisson ends up back-peddling with a degree of panic, it's a great effort as the Liverpool keeper only has a second to settle himself before athletically leaping to tip the ball over the bar.

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    LEEDS 0-2 LIVERPOOL

    79. ANOTHER missed opportunity from Mane.

    Alisson sends a lovely ball to Jota, who's practically on the half-way line.

    He slips it straight through to a running Salah on the left, who squares it to Mane who pretty much looks through on goal.

    Again, Mane takes a touch too many and drags his shot wide of the upright.

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    LEEDS 0-2 LIVERPOOL

    76. CHANCE!

    Robertson, practically hugging the sidelines, squares a ball to pick out Jota on the edge of the area.

    Helets it run to a waiting Henderson who hits it well, but Meslier gets low and bats it away.

    Meslier is back on his feet to retrieve the ball quicker than any Liverpool player can get to it.

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    LEEDS 0-2 LIVERPOOL

    73. Alexander-Arnold intercepts a pass from Rodrigo to James and sends Salah on his way.

    Salah tears down the right wing and as Leeds attempt to catch up, he picks out Mane on the edge of the area with a lovely through ball.

    Mane's first touch is poor and takes him wider than he needs to be, he's forced to play catch up which gives Meslier time to get low and big.

    When Mane eventually pulls the trigger, Meslier's there to block it.

     

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    LEEDS 0-2 LIVERPOOL

    70. Fabinho receives a warning from the ref after taking out James about 30 yards out from the Liverpool area, he gives away a freekick.

    The fans jeer him, as the the midfielder is already on a yellow.

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    LEEDS 0-2 LIVERPOOL

    Here's Liverpool's second goal of the afternoon, courtesy of Fabinho.

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     LEEDS 0-2 LIVERPOOL

    68. The injury has drained the atmosphere from the ground and the game also seems a little flat.

    Such a shame for Elliot who has been playing so well for Liverpool.

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    LEEDS 0-2 LIVERPOOL

    67. Just two weeks ago Daniel James started for Man United, he now makes his debut for Leeds.

    The young Wales star replaces Harrison.

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    LEEDS 0-2 LIVERPOOL

    65. Freekick to a 10-man Leeds United as Henderson is a little late with his challenge.

    The ball is delivered well into the box by Raphinha, destined for Bamford, but Van Dijk deals with it at the far post.

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    LEEDS 0-2 LIVERPOOL

    63. Henderson is now on, as he replaces Elliot.

    On commentary, Martin Taylor confirms that Craig Dawson planned to show a red card all along, the VAR check was just to confirm that the decision was correct.

     

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    LEEDS 0-2 LIVERPOOL

    61. The Liverpool medics were on in a flash, as Salah appealed to them immediately after the challenge – seems to be a serious incident.

    The Liverpool coaching staff are furious and are really concerned for their youngster.

    What was an enjoyable match has taken a significant turn for the worse.

    Elliot is stretchered off as fans all around the stadium applaud him.

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