Harvey Elliott Suffers Horrific Injury
Updated: Oct 13, 2021
Liverpool Win Marred By Terrible Injury
Liverpool enjoyed a dominant victory over Leeds United at Elland Road today. Goals from Fabinho and a 100th Premier League goal for Mohammed Salah ensured the three points for the Merseyside club. Sadio Mane added some gloss to the scoreline to make it 3-0.
The victory was overshadowed however by a sickening injury suffered by 18-year-old starlet Harvey Elliott.
In the 58th minute, Elliot was chasing a ball down the right flank and was met with a tackle from Pascal Struijk. The results were horrific. Elliott's lower leg was turned at a ghastly angle. Mohammed Salah was at his teammate’s side waving furiously to get the attention of both medical staff and the referee, immediately noticing the seriousness of the injury.
The Leeds defensive player received a red card. It must be mentioned that it wasn’t a particularly flagrant foul - more of an unfortunate coming together. The Dutchman had to be consoled by van Dijk due to his distress at causing harm.
Fabinho had already taken some of the sting out of the game with the second goal just after halftime. But after the 8-minute stoppage, the bite was gone completely. Liverpool had several good chances. Bamford almost caught Alisson napping in the Liverpool goal with an audacious chip from the best part of halfway down the pitch. When Mane made it 3, the majority of the Leeds faithful had already left.
The EPL table has taken a familiar shape early doors.
The result leaves Liverpool, Manchester United, and Chelsea all on identical records occupying the top 3 spots in the league. Remarkably, Liverpool and Chelsea’s records are identical - even down to the goals for and against.
Leeds, on the other hand, has failed to win their first four games for the first time since the 1950s. They have a good squad and a mastermind of a manager in Marcelo Bielsa, so it shouldn’t be panic stations just yet.