Liverpool’s Harvey Elliott has been released from the England U21 camp after testing positive for Covid-19.
The Athletic confirm that the Liverpool player was sent home ahead of his team’s fixtures over the coming weeks.
Elliott made his debut for the under-21’s in March and would have been hoping to make an impression against Czech Republic, Albania, Kosovo and Slovenia.
Instead, he’ll now return home for the summer break.
Frustration for Elliott
After a stop-start season, the internationals would have given Elliott the chance to leave a final impression.
The 19-year-old had started 2021/22 in Jurgen Klopp’s first-choice Liverpool eleven. But a nasty ankle injury in September left him side-lined until the new year.
Upon his return Elliott was soon given opportunities by Klopp. The teenager understandably looked slightly off the pace though, and saw his involvement reduced as the season hit the business end.
After starting so well, the Fulham academy star only racked up 12 appearances for Liverpool all campaign.
The internationals would have been the perfect opportunity to build on that heading into pre-season.
As it is, Elliott will now have to wait until Liverpool return to action to get back out on the pitch.
Thiago’s fresh worry
Elliott isn’t the only Liverpool player to have now had his season prematurely curtailed.
Again as per The Athletic, Thiago Alcantara has also been sent home from the Spain set-up this week.
The 31-year-old had of course been a big injury doubt for Liverpool heading into the Champions League final at the weekend. Thankfully, he was fine to take part for most of the game in Paris and join up with his country.
However, he has now been hit with what’s been described as a ‘muscle injury in his right leg.’
Fingers crossed it’s nothing serious and Thiago can now get a full summer’s rest in before the new season.