Liverpool midfielder Harvey Elliott gifts shirt and boot to fellow hospital patient after horror injury


The teenager was taken to hospital after dislocating his ankle (Pictures: Getty / Twitter)

Liverpool midfielder Harvey Elliott showed a touch of class by gifting his match shirt and one of his boots to a young footballer who had also been admitted to hospital on Sunday evening.

The 18-year-old suffered a horrific injury during the second half of his side’s 3-0 win over Leeds United having dislocated his ankle after a challenge from defender Pascal Struijk, who was shown a straight red card.

Elliott, who has made a very promising start to the season, was stretchered off and brought straight to hospital as Liverpool await a full diagnosis on the severity of his injury.

Elliott was in clear distress after dislocating his left ankle (Picture: Getty)

The teenager looked in a bad way on the pitch, screaming in agony as he received treatment, though he posted a photo from his ambulance giving a thumbs up and writing that he was ‘on the road to recovery’.

Despite the horrific nature of his injury, Elliott appeared to be in relatively good spirits and even made time for a fellow patient at the hospital, gifting his shirt and a boot to a young kid who had broken his arm.

‘My son has just broken his arm at a footy game this afternoon,’ wrote the youngster’s mother.

‘Who comes in on the bed next to him… Harvey Elliott and his family. Gives him his LFC top from the game and his shoe. Son’s buzzing now!’

The young footballer was ‘buzzing’ with his gifts (Picture: Twitter)

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp refused to be drawn on whether he felt Struijk deserved a red card for his challenge on Elliott, though was happy to learn that he has already been busy on social media.

‘First and foremost, it’s one of the few Instagram posts I love because if he sends that already then it shows he has not that much pain anymore, that’s great news,’ said the German.

‘I think we all saw it, the ankle was not in the right place anymore. The medical department put it in the right place again, which is very important really in this moment that it goes quick. Apart from that, there is not a lot of good things to say about it.

‘Obviously it’s a bad injury and we have to wait now for further examinations, assessments or whatever, scans, and that’s what we do.’

He added to Sky Sports: ‘I couldn’t care less (if it was a red card), it is not my business. It is a serious injury, definitely for an 18-year-old boy. The red card is not important. Two or three weeks we can play on, Harvey will not.’


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