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Leeds defender Pascal Struijk SENT for a vicious tackle on Liverpool star Harvey Elliott


Liverpool youngster Harvey Elliott sustains horrific ankle injury after strong challenge from Pascal Struijk… but Gary Neville insists referee Craig Pawson was WRONG to send Leeds defender away

  • Precocious England U21 midfielder Elliott had to be substituted after treatment
  • Mohamed Salah and Jurgen Klopp were visibly shocked by the harrowing incident
  • But expert Neville stated it was a red card based on the injury, not the tackle

Pascal Struijk of Leeds has been sent off for a poor tackle on Harvey Elliott, who saw the Liverpool star leave the field on a stretcher in agony.

At around noon in the side fight on Elland Road on Sunday afternoon, substitute Struijk challenged the 18-year-old, leaving him with a broken ankle.

The center half, who previously came in for the injured Diego Llorente, received a red card from referee Craig Pawson after a VAR check.

Leeds defender Pascal Struijk was sent off for a bad tackle on Liverpool’s Harvey Elliott (above)

But Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville disagreed with the decision to send Struijk away, though he expressed his sympathy for Elliott.

He said: ‘The most important thing is the boy, but I’m not sure if it’s a red card. We’re watching it here, but we can’t show it.

“The red card is more a result of the injury than the tackle.

‘It is not good. Players who originally saw it walked away in shock. Jurgen Klopp is furious.’

More to follow.



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