Jurgen Klopp gives an encouraging update

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Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp has revealed that young midfielder Harvey Elliott’s recovery from injury is going well, but he still refused to set a time frame for his return.

The 18-year-old suffered a nasty fracture dislocation of his ankle just four games into what looked to be his breakout year and initially speculated that he missed most of the ongoing campaign after undergoing surgery.

That recovery period is still a possibility, but Elliott has been seen on social media when he works out at the gym and looks relatively comfortable on his injured ankle, and Klopp acknowledged that the young man’s recovery is going very well so far.

“He’s good, Harvey is fantastic,” he told Liverpool’s official website. “I have no idea exactly when it will be, but we can not actually wait. It looks really good.

“Whatever person you talk to from the rehab department, you hear that he is so determined, he is really very positive all the time with us here.

“It’s nice to see him smile all day and work hard. He’s coming back, but I do not know how soon.”

Elliott had impressed before his injury, and started three Premier League games on bounce before picking up the injury after a tackle from Leeds’ Pascal Struijk.

Liverpool have publicly emphasized their decision not to set a time frame for Elliott’s recovery, instead giving the youngster as much time as he needs to return to full strength without the pressure of some intrusive deadlines.

On the pitch, Liverpool have done well without Elliott. They are still undefeated in all competitions, although three draws recently have put them three points behind Chelsea.

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