Harvey Elliott is likely to have an operation on his injured ankle in London today, according to Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp.
The Athletic reported that he was expected to have an operation on Tuesday shortly after his injury. Klopp has now confirmed this in his press conference before the Champions League game against AC Milan on Wednesday.
The German coach said: “I spoke to him after the game. He was the best. He’s already accepted it. He is in London today and is likely to have an operation today. This is the next step on the way back. We wait for news afterwards. “
Liverpool teenager Elliott faced a challenge from Pascal Struijk in the second half. After the incident, both groups of players were immediately concerned and the defender was sent off due to the challenge.
The 18-year-old later acquitted Struijk of any guilt for the injury and said the duel was not worth a red card.