The Liverpool academy has been incredibly exciting to watch of late. We have seen Trent Alexander-Arnold establish himself as the best right back in the world just a few years after emerging from the youth ranks, Curtis Jones and Neco Williams are currently emerging. One of the setup’s most exciting youngsters has suffered a setback, Tom Hill has undergone knee surgery after picking up an injury in training.
Who is Tom Hill?
17-years-old, Tom Hill plays as a centre midfielder for Marc Bridge-Wilkinson’s U18s side.
The box-to-box man has started the season in a more advanced, creative role and the move paid off.
In pre-season the Formby-born youngster netted goals against Crewe and Huddersfield and bagged a brace against Leicester City.
We’d picked Hill out as one of our academy prospects to keep an eye on this season, along with Billy Koumetio and Paul Glatzel.
Tom Hill knee surgery
Liverpool confirmed yesterday that Tom Hill had undergone a successful operation on a knee injury he’d picked up in training.
The club stated that there is currently no timeframe in place for his return and he is set to undergo a lengthy period of rehabilitation.
Knee injuries do tend to lead to lengthy spells out with Paul Glatzel having also been sidelined recently.
What RTK has to say
This is just dreadful news for the young lad.
We can only wish him all the best with his recovery. He is such a bright talent and he was gearing up for a massive season in his development.
Fingers crossed we see him back on the pitch in the new year and this injury doesn’t impact his progress through the ranks too much.