Klopp confirms severity of Harvey Elliott injury but vows Liverpool "will wait"

Jurgen Klopp has confirmed the severity of Harvey Elliott's injury against Leeds United following the final whistle of the clash.

Klopp's Liverpool side ran out 3-0 winners, but their dominating performance was overshadowed by the sickening injury to the 18-year-old.

Elliott was brought down by Leeds' Dutch centre-back Pascal Struijk, but an intentional tangle of legs cause the horrific injury to Elliott's ankle.

Struijk saw red for the challenge as medical personnel rushed onto the field to aid the visually distressed Elliott.

And the German has provided an update on the young starlet's condition speaking to Sky Sports following the clash.

"It is his ankle. I heard it was dislocated, and they couldn't put it back, and he is now in hospital.

"Do I want such a young boy to have this experience in his career? No.

"We will play football without him, but we will wait for him as well because he is a top player.

"I saw the situation. I could see his foot was not in the right place. That is why we were all shocked."

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However, Elliott, himself, has provided his own injury update with a story posted on his Instagram story.

Elliott said: "Thank you for the messages guys! Road to recovery," he posted with a heart emoji before adding "YNWA."

And Klopp said: “It is one of the few Instagram posts that I really love.

“It’s good that he has sent that Instagram post as it shows he hasn’t that much pain anymore," the German added.

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Elliott was immediately taken from Elland Road to Leeds General Infirmary, accompanied by Liverpool's club doctor Jim Moxon.

According to The Athletic, Elliott has since been discharged, but he will require surgery.

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