Liverpool midfielder Harvey Elliott had successful surgery on his injured ankle on Tuesday and he could return to action this season, according to the club.
The 18-year-old Elliot was carried off on a stretcher during Sunday’s 3-0 win at Leeds after a challenge by defender Pascal Struijk, who was sent off.
Liverpool said he suffered a “fracture dislocation” of his left ankle.
“The operation was a success so his comeback starts now,” said club doctor Jim Moxon.
Meanwhile, Leeds have confirmed that they have submitted an appeal against Struijk’s dismissal.