Harvey Elliot makes classy gesture after season-ending injury vs Leeds United
Elliot injured against Leeds
Harvey Elliot had been tipped for a strong season this campaign with Liverpool, and had already made appearances in all four of Liverpool’s Premier League clashes this campaign. However, a horror injury has left the prospect of him playing again in 2021-22 in the balance.
With Liverpool coasting against Leeds United, Elliot was driving the ball through midfield when a seemingly innocuous sliding recovery challenge from Pascal Struijk left Elliot in a heap on the floor, and the physio’s recognised the severity of the injury, jumping onto the pitch while play still went on.
Elliott, in turn, was fixed with an oxygen mask, before being stretchered from proceedings to rapturous applause from both the home and away contingent in attendance.
Speaking after the game, which Liverpool ran out 3-0 winners in, Jurgen Klopp said:
“Harvey Elliott is in hospital, it is a bad ankle injury for sure. It looked like it was dislocated, the medical department put it back. Massive pain, shock for him, for us and we don’t know more. We have to wait”
Klopp on Harvey Elliott:
“Harvey Elliott is in hospital, it is a bad ankle injury for sure. It looked like it was dislocated, the medical department put it back. Massive pain, shock for him, for us and we don’t know more. We have to wait.” #awlive [bbc]
— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) September 12, 2021
Elliot’s classy gesture
Harvey Elliot, however, proved he was a class act on and off the pitch this evening, making a young kid’s day in the process. Taken to hospital, he found himself put next to a child who had broken their arm playing football.
In an altogether class gesture, Elliot handed over his match shirt and one of his football boots to the kid.
Class from Harvey Elliott 😍 pic.twitter.com/q1RS91gKvu
— SPORTbible (@sportbible) September 12, 2021
With the state of the injury, it could have been easy for Elliot to be wrapped in his own thoughts, but instead he took time to make a young fan’s day.
We at 101 wish him a speedy recovery.