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​Liverpool veteran Milner hails 'incredible' Elliott amid injury recovery

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Liverpool veteran James Milner has hailed Harvey Elliott's mental strength following the youngster's ankle injury.

Elliott sustained serious damage to his ankle, which required surgery, during their 3-0 Premier League win over Leeds United in September.

The 18-year-old is out for most of this season, but may be back for the final month or two of the campaign.

"He's been so positive from the start, to be honest. I was talking about mental strength before, as soon as it happened, the things he was saying, he talks like he's been through it all before and he's a 30-odd-year-old player. He's incredible," Milner told Liverpool FC.

"He's got a great mindset, he's done all his work, he's progressing really well. Not too far off getting rid of the crutches, I think, which is fantastic.

"You just need to keep that phone out of his hands, so I think it's good when he's on his crutches because he can't be on Insta and Twitter and all that! But he's working really hard and that's the thing that people don't see.

"They see the stuff in the gym and the videos, but at home now and he's on his crutches and he's doing band work and just lifting his leg up to keep the strength in his muscles.

"It's so boring and would be easy not to do, but that's the hard work that gives you the basis to push on through. He's doing really well and that's great to see."

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