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Leeds facing potential centre-back crisis after FA reject Pascal Struijk’s red card appeal for tackle on Liverpool’s Harvey Elliott

Leeds facing potential centre-back crisis after FA reject Pascal Struijk’s red card appeal for tackle on Liverpool’s Harvey Elliott

Struijk injuries Elliott

Liverpool faced off with Leeds United in a Premier League clash on Sunday afternoon.

Harvey Elliott would be handed his 3rd successive league start for the Reds after an impressive start to the season.

Unfortunately for the midfielder, he would pick up a nasty-looking injury at the hands of Leeds’ Pascal Struijk.

The Leeds man has since apologised, but unfortunately for Elliott, the damage has already been done:

In Struijk’s defence, the tackle itself did not appear to be of a malicious nature, something echoed by Marcelo Bielsa following the game.

The Argentine was also quizzed on the possibility of appealing the red card, but gave little away at the time:

Leeds down to bare bones at centre-back

Now though, it has been confirmed that Leeds did indeed appeal the red,

However, as reported by The Athletic, Struijk will serve a three-match ban after losing his appeal against the red card, which was dismissed by the FA’s disciplinary department on Tuesday evening.

It is added that this leaves The Whites with just one senior central defender, Liam Copper, having already lost Robin Koch and Diego Llorente.

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This article was edited by Ben Browning.

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