Liverpool’s official website confirms that Rhian Brewster has broken a bone in his foot and will undergo rehabilitation at Kirkby Academy.
The injury was sustained in the close season while training away from the club. The club confirms the injury after the forward posted on social media that he’d suffered an injury setback.
According to Liverpoolfc.com, “An issue of this nature usually requires eight weeks on the sidelines and Brewster will be based at the Academy as he recovers and works towards full fitness.”
The injury will be a massive blow as Liverpool’s squad has today returned to Melwood for pre-season in preparation for the 2017/18 season.
Dominic Solanke is a part of the 22-man squad that is undergoing medical checks at the club’s training ground in a bid to ensure that none of Jürgen Klopp’s players picked up any injuries over their summer break.
Brewster took to Snapchat to say that he’d “come back stronger” and with Liverpool’s U23s bolstered by the arrival of Dom Solanke and the likes of Trent Alexander Arnold raring to go, Brewster will be buzzing to join them.
Before he suffered his injury this summer, Brewster impressed as England U17s finished runners-up at the European Championship in May.
Liverpool certainly have a star on their hands and the forward will need to prove his determination as he targets a comeback in 8 weeks.
Comment below if you’re excited to follow the progress of Liverpool’s U23 side next season.