By Craig Scott

14th Sep, 2021 | 2:58pm

Daniel James sends message to Harvey Elliott after Leeds United loss v Liverpool

Daniel James has sent his best wishes to Harvey Elliott after the Liverpool ace suffered a horrific injury while playing against Leeds United on Sunday.

After joining from Manchester United on deadline day, James, 21, finally made his Leeds debut in the 3-0 defeat at Elland Road.

While James would have wished for a better result in his Leeds debut, the event was also marred by a serious ankle injury for Liverpool’s Elliott, who’s set to undergo surgery.

Pascal Struijk’s challenge led to Elliott’s injury and the defender has since apologised to the Liverpool teenager.

And now, James has also posted a message for Elliott via his personal Instagram account.

He said: “Proud to make my debut for Leeds United yesterday (Sunday). Onwards and upwards!

“I would also like to send my best wishes to Harvey Elliott! Get well soon mate.”

All the best, Harvey

Everyone wants to see Elliott make a full recovery from his injury because he’s been such a bright spark for Liverpool so far this season in the Premier League.

The 18-year-old is bound to be an England international in the future so for his sake and for everyone’s in this country, we’d like to see him back on the pitch for the Reds as soon as possible.

We also need to be supportive of Struijk, who was shown a straight red card for injuring Elliott and is bound to have been affected by the incident.

Leeds have appealed against the sending off – as they should. There’s no way that challenge was worthy of a red card and the only reason Craig Pawson decide it was worth of one was because of the injury.

Referees should not be reacting to injuries like that and if Struijk was really that affected by the incident, he could have told Marcelo Bielsa that he needs to go off.

Hopefully it’ll be rescinded and he can get back to action against Newcastle on Friday night.

Heung-min Son’s red card for a challenge that caused a serious injury to Andre Gomes in 2019 was chalked off and we hope the same logic will be applied here.

In other Leeds United news, Keith Hackett was baffled by what he saw Pawson do in the build-up to Struijk’s red.