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Marcus Rashford and Raheem Sterling join Liverpool squad in Harvey Elliott message

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Harvey Elliott‘s shocking ankle injury in the 3-0 win at Leeds left the Liverpool squad stunned, and afterwards the 18-year-old’s team-mates wished him a swift recovery.

Goals from Mohamed Salah, Fabinho and Sadio Mane earned the Reds a big victory at Elland Road, which kept up the pace at the top of the Premier League.

But an awkward tackle from Pascal Struijk on the hour mark left Elliott writhing in pain and Salah urgently calling for medical assistance, with the midfielder then stretchered off.

Elliott provided a positive update on his way to hospital, but speaking after the win, Jurgen Klopp accepted that it was a “bad injury,” revealing his No. 67 had suffered a dislocated ankle.

The severity of Elliott’s injury is unclear at this stage, and the hope is that it is not as bad as initially feared, but either way, it is a blow to both player and club.

It is certainly not the first serious injury Liverpool have suffered in recent seasons, and the squad quickly gathered to deliver a straightforward message to Elliott on social media: “We are all with you.”

Curtis Jones and Neco Williams are two players who are particularly close to Elliott, and the midfielder wished all the best to his “lil bro”:

It was not only the Liverpool squad who paid tribute to the teenager following the scenes at Elland Road, with Marcus Rashford and Raheem Sterling among those to put “rivalry aside”:

Former players also joined the well-wishers, with Jamie Carragher ruing a valuable three points “overshadowed” by a “sickening injury”:

No professional player should or would celebrate an injury to a rival, but it is warming to see the tributes flood in for Elliott after a major setback.

The youngster has made a promising start to life in the Liverpool first team, with Sunday bringing his third Premier League start, and hopefully he can recover fully and continue his rise to prominence at Anfield.

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