Liverpool have had an awful time with injuries this season. The Reds have lost most of the first team to the treatment table at one time or another this term. Jürgen Klopp must be desperate for next season to start. The curse hasn’t been limited to the first team; Layton Stewart has picked up a season ending injury at the worst possible time.
Layton Stewart season
This season has been an impressive one for Layton Stewart.
The Scouser started the campaign in Marc Bridge-Wilkinson’s U18s side before being promoted to Barry Lewtas’ U23s in the New Year.
The 18-year-old netted 15 goals in 10 games in the U18s prior to his move up.
It took him some time to adapt to the higher level but Stewart went on to score twice in eight games for Lewtas’ side before succumbing to injury.
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Layton Stewart injury
Last weekend Layton Stewart picked up a season ending injury.
The teenager was stretchered off in the second half of the U23s’ 1-1 draw with West Ham.
He received oxygen on the pitch with everybody involved concerned about the extent of the injury.
The youngster ruptured his ACL in the incident, he confirmed on Instagram that he’ll undergo surgery ahead of a long road to recovery.
Worst possible time
Given the upcoming international break Jürgen Klopp is expected to call up a number of bright academy stars to first team training.
The boss will be assessing some of our most exciting young talents and there’s no doubt Stewart would’ve been involved had it not been for his injury.
Given the lack of goals in the first team of late, the Scouser could’ve played himself into the boss’ thinking for the latter stages of the season if there was nothing to play for and therefore more license to experiment.
We’ve got every faith that Stewart will come back lethal as ever, he’s certainly one to keep an eye on for the future. We wish him all the best.