Harvey Elliott claims he is 'another day closer' to returning

Liverpool youngster Harvey Elliott says he’s ‘another day closer’ to returning to Jurgen Klopp’s squad as he posts images of stepping up his recovery after horror ankle break at Leeds United

  • Harvey Elliott said he is ‘another day closer’ to returning to action for Liverpool
  • Elliott dislocated and fractured his ankle following a tackle from Pascal Struijk 
  • Elliott shared a post of himself doing some strength work and lightly walking
  • He also recently shared an image of himself walking in the pool and on the bike 

Harvey Elliott has taken to Instagram to say he is ‘another day closer’ to returning to action after sustaining an ankle break at Leeds United earlier this year.  

The 18-year-old midfielder dislocated and fractured his ankle following a challenge from Pascal Struijk in the second half of Liverpool’s 3-0 win at Elland Road in September.

However, he has shared some promising images of himself walking on soft ground and doing some strength work as he targets a return to Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool squad.   

Harvey Elliott has taken to Instagram to say he is ‘another day closer’ to returning to action

The 18-year-old (above) dislocated and fractured his ankle following a challenge from Pascal Struijk in the second half of Liverpool’s 3-0 win at Elland Road in September

Elliott was injured in the 60th minute of Liverpool’s clash with Leeds at Elland Road after Struijk caught his ankle when he tried to recover the ball.  

Referee Craig Pawson initially waved for play to continue after Struijk’s challenge. However, the game was quickly stopped following a strong reaction from the surrounding players. 

Liverpool’s medical team, Dr Jim Moxon and head physio Chris Morgan, were subsequently forced to take action after Elliott was heard screaming for help on the pitch.  

Liverpool’s medical team, Dr Jim Moxon and head physio Chris Morgan, were forced to take action after Elliott was heard screaming for help on the pitch 

However, he has shared some promising images of himself walking on soft ground and doing some strength work as he targets a return to Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool squad

Moxon and Morgan were able to put Elliott’s ankle back into place on the pitch before he was taken to hospital for further assessment.  

The fracture and dislocation was later confirmed and Elliott underwent the required surgery. 

The procedure was deemed a success and the Liverpool starlet’s road to recovery began shortly after. 

The 18-year-old recently posted an image of himself walking at a reduced body weight in the swimming pool at Liverpool’s AXA Training Centre.

That Instagram post came shortly after he shared an image cycling on an exercise bike. 

Nevertheless, Liverpool are yet to give a time frame as to when Elliott will return to football.  

Elliott previously posted a video of himself working out in the club’s swimming pool (above) 

Elliott was seen back on the exercise bike just 23 days after his ankle injury at Leeds (above)

At the time of the accident, Liverpool team doctor Moxon told the club’s website: ‘The operation was a success.  

‘We won’t put pressure on him by setting a specific timeframe beyond being able to say with confidence we expect him to feature again later in the season following our rehab programme.’ 

While Elliott said: ‘I’m of course absolutely devastate… but have been totally overwhelmed by the love and support shown to me by the entire football world following the injury.

‘I am now fully focused on my recovery and will give everything in my rehabilitation to be back out there as soon as I can.

‘I know I have an incredible support network behind me at Liverpool and together we will get through this.  

To all of the Liverpool fans, your support means the world to me. I’m one of you and I can’t wait to be back faster, fitter and stronger to help the team in the future.’  

Elliott also posted an image of him wearing an oxygen mask in the rehab process (above) 




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