The teenage winger has returned to Anfield for treatment on a beating he suffered in the Reds’ last outing in the Premier League against Chelsea.
Harvey Elliott inflicted injuries on Liverpool after withdrawing from England’s U21 squad on Tuesday for their latest qualification for the European Championship against Kosovo.
Elliott had a brilliant start to the 2021-22 campaign with Liverpool, having returned to Anfield earlier this summer after a successful loan spell at Blackburn Rovers.
The 18-year-old impressed in the Premier League victories against Norwich City and Burnley before arriving in a heavyweight match with Chelsea just before the international break, but it has now been revealed that he suffered an injury during the draw. of 1-1.
What was said?
The FA confirmed the news in a official statement, with Ryan Sessegnon of Tottenham also forced to pull out due to a knock.
England boss Lee Carsley has lined up Aston Villa midfielder Aaron Ramsey to retain figures in his squad, but Elliott’s team-mate Curtis Jones will also not be available for the clash in Kosovo after picking up a suspension.
“Harvey Elliott and Ryan Sessegnon withdrew from the English men under 21 on Tuesday to play against Kosovo,” the statement read. “Elliott, a Liverpool player, reported for international service with an injury he suffered during his recent draw against Chelsea.
“After a further assessment, it was decided that the 18-year-old was unlikely to play a role in the game at Milton Keynes, and that he returned to his club. And Tottenham Hotspur player Sessegnon, pictured above, also returned. to his club for further assessment after receiving a beating in training.
“Aston Villa midfielder Aaron Ramsey, who was initially part of Ian Foster’s English MU19s, has now joined Lee Carsley’s squad as they prepare for the UEFA U21 EURO qualifier against Kosovo at Stadium MK on Tuesday.
“Carsley will be without the suspended Curtis Jones for the game.”
More to follow.