Crazybola.com – Liverpool will lose Harvey Elliott until the end of the year. Leeds United player of Indonesian blood, Pascal Struijk, also apologized for the tackle that had seriously injured the young player.
Manager Jurgen Klopp is finally relieved that Elliott no longer feels ‘very, very sick’ after he suffered an injury in the match against Leeds which ended in a 0-3 victory for the Reds.
The 18-year-old star dislocated his left ankle in the second half of the match after he was tackled by Leeds substitute Pascal Struijk and had to be carried off on a stretcher following lengthy treatment on the pitch.
Referee Craig Pawson sent off Struijk after he consulted with VAR and Elliott’s injury was clearly witnessed by Mohamed Salah who was not far from Elliott when the incident occurred in Liverpool’s away game.
Klopp was relieved to see that Elliott had posted a photo of himself on Instagram, giving him a thumbs up and thanking him for the support he was given. “One of the posts Instagram what I like, if he has done it, it’s a sign he’s not in too much pain anymore, that’s good,” Klopp said as reported by ThisisAnfield.com.
Unfortunately, as a result of the injury Elliott, who was rushed to a nearby hospital before returning to Merseyside, was still declared a ‘serious’ injury and had to go on the operating table this week.
After the duel and Elliott suffered an injury due to his tackle, Struijk also apologized and prayed for the recovery of the young Liverpool player in his account. Instagram-his. “In today’s game something I never wanted to happen. @harveyelliott07 my thoughts are with you. I’m sad and never meant to do it. I wish you a speedy recovery and hope to see you again on the field soon,” said the Dutch international, who was born in Belgium but of Indonesian descent.
Meanwhile, according to Leeds coach Marcelo Bielsa, Struijk, who came on in the 33rd minute for Diego Llorente, made a real effort to win the ball, but he will not appeal the red card given to the defender by the referee.
“Pascal won the ball. The act of getting the ball didn’t violate anything, but I felt the movement of the player’s body after he managed to get the ball made him hit Elliott,” said Bielsa.
Bielsa also expressed regret for the injury suffered by the young Liverpool player. “I really regret that a young player like him who is already playing at a high level has to stop like this. I hope he recovers soon and is back playing.”
Pascal Augustus Struijk, who plays as a central defender or defensive midfielder, was brought in as a youth player in 2018 from Ajax Amsterdam. He briefly studied at the Leeds academy, before finally strengthening the first team in 2019.
Struijk, who has Indonesian blood from his father, is a left-footed defender. He is often compared to Van Dijk, due to his impressive physicality and ability to control the ball.