Harvey Elliott hospital gesture for Liverpool fan goes viral after injury

By Jake Bayliss

Harvey Elliott may have endured the worst day of his burgeoning career so far, but he still succeeded in making one Liverpool fan smile.

The 18-year-old was stretchered with a dislocated ankle against Leeds, in an incident that distressed both players and fans.

Pascal Struijk received a red card for his challenge on the teenager, with Mohamed Salah immediately calling for Liverpool ’s medical team.

However, Elliott still displayed his affection for the fanbase, applauding supporters as he left the pitch - and even made time for one Reds fan, while in hospital.

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In a post that was shared on Twitter, a photo could be seen of a young boy holding the midfielder’s number 67 shirt, as well as one of his boots.

The message underneath read: “My son has just broke his arm at a footy game this afternoon.

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

That Elliott still made time for a young Liverpool supporter, despite suffering a serious injury himself, demonstrates the strength of character that the teenager already possesses, who also shared a message on social media .

The midfielder will be hoping he can make a speedy recovery, after Elliott had forced his way into Jurgen Klopp’s team this season, having made his third consecutive league start against Leeds.

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