KEY POINTS

  • Liverpool's Harvey Elliot has undergone surgery on his left ankle and is now recovering
  • Elliot took a swipe at a Manchester United fan who wrote an unpleasant comment on social media
  • The teenager's return is yet to be determined

Liverpool’s newest rising star Harvey Elliot knows how to put trolls in their place.

On Sunday’s win against Leeds United, Liverpool attacker Ellior had to be stretchered off the field after terribly dislocating his left ankle.

The teenage prodigy has undergone surgery in London on Tuesday and is now in recovery stage.

Amid Elliot’s recovery, one Liverpool fan posted a video on TikTok to show his love and support for the midfielder.

However, one individual who appears to be a Manchester United fan poked fun at the Liverpool star’s injury and wrote "he's not walking like that anymore" in the comments, Liverpool Echo reported.

It didn’t take long for Elliot to make his witty yet savage response. Instead of firing back with hostility, the 18-year-old decided to take a dig at Manchester United’s lack of titles in recent years.

"Crazy though how I have more legs than [Manchester] United have trophies in the past 8 years," Elliot replied. 

Elliot’s possible return is yet to be known, but according to Liverpool club doctor Jim Moxo, they are confident the youngster could be featured “later in the season.”

"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," Moxo said in a statement released by Liverpool’s official website.

The devastating injury will see Elliot missing the entirety of Liverpool's Champions League group campaign this year.

Despite the bad news, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp revealed that Elliot has been cooperative and has already “accepted” the situation.

"I spoke to him after the game," Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp told a news conference on Tuesday. "He was in the best possible place at that moment and he knows he will be out for a while, but he accepted it already.”

Physiotherapist Dr. Rajpal Brar was another professional sports doctor who recently made an analysis on Elliot’s ankle injury.

According to Brar, it is hard to provide a timeframe for the said type of injury, but for a young athlete like Elliot, time is on his side as younger players have the ability to heal faster.

 “The injury has been confirmed as an ankle dislocation, which almost always involves an ankle fracture as well as potential ligament and cartilage damage,” Brar explained on his YouTube channel 3CB Performance. “The full severity of the injury, in particular, the extent of ligament and fracture damage will determine Elliott’s return timeline. ”

“Physically, the key for Elliott will be maintaining range of motion and then building up strength and fitness levels,” he added. “At just 18 years of age, time is on Harvey’s side and he has a minimal previous injury history and limited wear on his body. Both of which will help in recovery.”