“Elliott will be required to undergo surgery in the coming days and the club will offer a further update on his prognosis in due course.

“Harvey, his family and Liverpool FC would like to place on record their thanks to the paramedics and all the staff at Leeds General Infirmary for the care and treatment given.”

Struijk was sent for his challenge and Marcelo Bielsa’s Yorkshire side were left with ten men until the end of the game as a result.

Leeds were already two goals down to the Reds in their second home game of the season and the red card only added to the woes on the evening.

The Belgian-born defender came on the pitch to partner captain Liam Cooper in the 33rd minute after starting the game on the bench.

Diego Llorente made way for the former Netherlands U17 international after he picked up an injury.

Struijk’s three-match ban as a result of the red card is set to last until Saturday, 2nd October.

He will miss matches against Newcastle and West Ham in the Premier League as well as Fulham in the EFL Cup.

However, Leeds are expected to appeal the decision.