Pascal Struijk red card for Harvey Elliott tackle upheld after Leeds appeal; Liverpool midfielder says verdict is wrong

Leeds defender Pascal Struijk's red card was upheld after appeal following his tackle on Harvey Elliott last weekend; the Liverpool midfielder posted on social media: "Sorry about this Pascal - I think it's wrong!"

Pascal Struijk was dismissed for the challenge
Image: Pascal Struijk was sent off against Liverpool last weekend

Harvey Elliott has responded to a Sky Sports post on social media to say the decision to not overturn Pascal Struijk's red card after Leeds' appeal is "wrong".

Leeds have been unsuccessful in their appeal against the red card shown to Struijk for a tackle that left Liverpool's Elliott requiring surgery on a dislocated ankle.

Struijk was dismissed for the challenge on the Liverpool 18-year-old, which resulted in him being taken off on a stretcher.

Struijk will now be suspended for Leeds' next three matches.

In response to confirmation that the red card will be upheld, Elliott replied to Sky Sports' post on Instagram: "Sorry about this Pascal - I think it's wrong!

"But it'll soon blow over brother and you'll be back in no time smashing it again. Keep positive."

Leeds chairman Andrea Radrizzani also responded to Sky Sports' post on Twitter, saying "unfair".

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says everyone is in shock after Harvey Elliott suffered an injury against Leeds, and insists they will all be there for the 18-year-old during his recovery

Elliott is expected to return to action this season, according to Liverpool's club doctor, after the midfielder underwent a successful ankle operation on Tuesday.

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Club doctor Jim Moxon told Liverpool's website: "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."

Marcelo Bielsa's side travel to Newcastle on Friday, then Fulham in the Carabao Cup four days later before hosting West Ham the following Saturday.

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