Watch: Harvey Elliott scores Salah-esque solo goal on injury comeback

Liverpool's Harvey Elliott during their win over at Burnley at Anfield, Liverpool, August 2021.

Harvey Elliott scored on his return from injury during Liverpool’s friendly win over Wrexham on Saturday.

Elliott was carried off on a stretcher after he suffered a serious ankle injury against Leeds back in September and was taken straight to hospital.

The 18-year-old underwent successful surgery in London two days later and Liverpool expressed their hope that he would play again before the end of the season.

And Elliott featured in a specially arranged behind-closed-doors friendly against Wrexham and managed to get himself on the scoresheet.

The teenager played 60 minutes of the match, starting as a right midfielder before pushing forward to the right of a front three after halftime.

But Liverpool fans will be most heartened by Elliott’s goal against their National League opponents, dribbling through three defenders before slotting home a tidy finish.

Jurgen Klopp told reporters earlier this month: “He has a foot injury and there are rusty mornings when you get up and it does feel rusty.

“But he is running outside now with full body weight on it, that is a good sign.

“When he will be back I have no idea. From a mental point of view, Harvey is rather an old soul, I would say he is very mature for a young age. He is completely fine with the situation, he has accepted it, he deals with it.

“Everybody around tries to help him. I think I must try and cheer him up some days, but it is rarely needed because he has a brilliant family at home and is a rather positive fella.

“And yes we all hope from a physical point of view a young age helps him to recover quickly but quickly is not so important. Fully is the main thing.

“At the moment, and I hope I don’t eat my words, but I cannot see a scenario where we would think about rushing him back.”

But there are reports Elliott could feature in next weekend’s FA Cup tie against Cardiff City – and Liverpool fans would certainly welcome his return.

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