Pascal Struijk red card for Harvey Elliott tackle upheld after Leeds United appeal

Leeds defender Pascal Struijk was sent off for a challenge on Liverpool teenager Harvey Elliott at Elland Road last weekend; the 18-year-old was stretchered off the pitch following the tackle

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

Leeds have been unsuccessful in their appeal against the red card shown to Pascal Struijk for a tackle that left Liverpool's Harvey 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.

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

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