Harvey Elliott expected to play for Liverpool again this season following successful ankle surgery

Liverpool have confirmed Harvey Elliott has undergone surgery on his ankle injury today.

Liverpool have confirmed the teenager’s surgery was successful after sustaining an ankle injury in Sunday’s victory over Leeds United.

The former Fulham youngster suffered a fracture disolation following a challenge from Leeds United’s Pascal Struijk, who was sent off for the tackle.

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Liverpool’s club doctor said: “Harvey sustained a fracture dislocation of his left ankle during the game.

“We were able to reduce the dislocation immediately on the pitch and Harvey had surgery today to repair the fracture and ligaments damaged in the incident. The operation was a success so his comeback starts now.”

Elliott had enjoyed a positive start to the campaign following his loan with Championship side Blackburn Rovers last season.

The 18-year-old was one of Rovers’ best players during his loan spell claiming seven goals and 11 assists and was awarded for his performances with three consecutive starts for Liverpool in the Premier League this season.

Football fans showed their support for Elliott following his injury and Liverpool supporters will be delighted by the news that the midfielder could make a return before the conclusion of the 2021/22 campaign.

On Elliott’s return, the club doctor said: “We won’t put pressure on him by setting a specific timeframe beyond being able to say with confidence we expect him to feature again later in the season following our rehab programme.”

Jurgen Klopp’s side take on AC Milan in the Champions League group stage tomorrow evening and will be hoping they don’t miss Elliott too much.