​Liverpool assistant Lijnders reveals 'outstanding' response from Harvey Elliott

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Liverpool coach Pep Lijnders expressed his delight at how youngster Harvey Elliott has reacted to the ankle injury he sustained against Leeds United.

Elliott is likely to miss a significant portion of this season after suffering the serious injury in their September 12th Premier League clash.

While he is still a long way away from full fitness, Lijnders is praising the youngster's behavior since he suffered the setback.

"Harvey is Harvey, a young boy and he deals with it outstandingly, I have to say," Lijnders told reporters at a pre-Norwich City Carabao Cup press conference on Monday.

"If you see our squad of players, we have so many players who had not similar injuries, but similar situations where they had a long-term injury. You see that our group is a proper family, you see how they reacted when it happened - Naby was with tears in his eyes next to the pitch, Curtis was emotional.

"You see how much it means to all of us, not just from a football point of view, but from a young player point of view [who was] in such a good moment and we lost one of our better midfielders.

"He deals with it really well and we have a really strong structure in place with our medical department, with all the guys around, we try to support him as much as we can in these early stages.

"With a long-term injury, each day is a victory - the small things, step by step, and he's focusing on this."

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