By Frank McAvennie

13th Sep, 2021 | 8:30pm

Pundit: Transfer 'mistake' will 'haunt' Liverpool after updated Elliott news

Frank McAvennie claims Liverpool will rue the decision to not sign a central midfield player this summer after an injury to Harvey Elliott.

The former West Ham hitman, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, reacted to the latest on the youngster’s condition.

Elliott injured his ankle against Leeds on Sunday after what looked like an innocuous challenge from Pascal Sturijk.

The club shared an update on their young midfielder on Sunday night.

Their statement says Elliott has been discharged from hospital after a ‘serious ankle injury’.

However, it was also revealed Elliott will need surgery in the coming days.

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McAvennie predicts the midfielder will be sidelined for a while and this could leave Liverpool regretting their lack of transfer business this summer.

“It was so unlucky,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“The cruel thing is that he was about to come off for Jordan Henderson.

“Henderson is decent and there are a few players who can come in but I’m not sure you can replicate the quality.

“Elliott being in there was not a great sign for me. I get he’s talented but is he good enough for that midfield?

“It will take a while to see because I imagine he’ll be out for a while.

“We said Liverpool needed more cover, that mistake could haunt them.”

Liverpool ran out 3-0 winners against Leeds and were two goals to the good at the time of Elliott’s injury.

The Reds are next in action against AC Milan on Wednesday.

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