Another season, another devastating injury blow for Liverpool. The Reds suffered awfully with fitness issues last term and we’ve already been dealt a sickening blow this term. The Harvey Elliott injury means that Curtis Jones will have to step up for Liverpool.
Liverpool ease past Leeds United
Another week, another win.
Jürgen Klopp’s side were in full control at Elland Road as they played their way to a comfortable win.
Mo Salah opened the scoring with a tap in after excellent work by Joel Matip and Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Fabinho doubled the lead in the second half after persisting from a corner.
It was Sadio Mane who rounded off the scoring when he fired home with his 10th shot of the game after being found cleverly by Thiago.
Harvey Elliott injury
The game was overshadowed and marred by Harvey Elliott picking up a sickening injury.
Pascal Struijk lunged in from behind the 18-year-old, winning the ball with his leading leg but his trailing leg landed heavily on the teenager.
Mo Salah’s immediate reaction told us everything we needed to know.
Later in the evening it was confirmed that the youngster had dislocated his ankle and will be undergoing surgery.
Curtis Jones step up
Last season Curtis Jones made 29 appearances across the Premier League and European Cup.
The Scouser, once hailed by Jürgen Klopp as ‘exceptional’, impressed throughout after stepping in our time of need.
This term he hasn’t had a minute on the pitch but that is all set to change.
Harvey Elliott suffering such a serious injury means Curtis Jones will have to step up.
If we can take any consolation from this horror injury it is that we have excellent youth prospects ready to step up. It’s time for Jones to put his stamp on the side.