Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Harvey Elliott will have surgery on his dislocated ankle in London today.
The 18-year-old Reds midfielder suffered the horror injury on Sunday in the 3-0 win against Leeds following a challenge by Pascal Struijk, who was subsequently sent-off.
Klopp, speaking ahead of Liverpool’s opening Champions League game at home to AC Milan on Wednesday night, revealed Elliott is set to go under the knife today as he starts his recovery.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Harvey Elliott will have surgery today
The Reds boss says he has spoken to the 18-year-old since the injury suffered against Leeds
Klopp said: ‘I spoke to him the night after the game and he was in the best possible place.
‘He’d already accepted he’d be out for a while and today he is in London and will have the surgery today. That’s obviously the next step on the way back. We wait for the news and that’s it.’
Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker also spoke about the reaction of the squad to Elliott’s injury, saying: ‘What happened with Harvey made me sad.
‘It’s difficult to deal with that when you’re on the pitch. All the players have a big role to support him, we need to do our best in this time.’
Elliott posted on Instagram that he believed Struijk did not deserve to be sent-off for his tackle
Klopp also admitted his side had been drawn in a ‘difficult’ group in the Champions League
Klopp also admitted his side had been drawn in a ‘difficult’ group in the Champions League this season, alongside Atletico Madrid and Porto as well as Milan.
‘When we all saw the group, not one [team] said “it’s a great group”‘, Klopp said.
‘It’s a tough group. That’s proper Champions League and that’s what we get. It’s all about getting enough points, we start with that tomorrow night.
‘It’s been a long time since a Champions League game at home [with fans], European nights at Anfield and I can’t wait to experience that again now, I’m really looking forward to it.’