Liverpool set for injury boost ahead of Leeds United Premier League clash

Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp are expected to be handed a boost ahead of their trip to face Leeds United this weekend as teenage sensation Harvey Elliott is expected to be part of the squad after recovering from a slight knock.

Elliott, who spent last season on loan at Blackburn Rovers, has started two out of the Reds’ opening three Premier League games so far this season, including their 1-1 draw with Champions League winners Chelsea last time out.

He had withdrawn from the England U21 squad earlier this week after picking up a slight knock, and his withdrawal means he will have played zero minutes on the international duty after the young Lions’ game with Romania was called off as a result of Covid-19 cases in the camp.

But Liverpool are not expecting to be without Elliott for any upcoming clashes as The Athletic is reporting that the 18-year-old’s injury isn’t as bad as first feared and he is expected to be in contention for selection by Klopp for Sunday’s clash at Leeds.

The Reds are, however, expected to be without forward Takumi Minamino for the trip to Elland Road after he picked up a thigh strain whilst representing Japan during the international break. Minamino is yet to feature for Klopp’s side this season due to the rich attacking options the Reds boast.

Liverpool’s last trip to Elland Road ended in a 1-1 draw thanks to a late Diego Llorente header.

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