Bad news struck Liverpool fans here in the Transfer Tavern, as the Reds’ plagued injury crisis at the club seems to have claimed its next victim. After such a high following the win over Manchester City, our resident Reds were annoyed to hear reports that Rhian Brewster had suffered a nasty ankle injury.
Indeed, Liverpool released a rather saddening report today on their club website, as Kop legend Steven Gerrard gave his verdict on an injury to yet another Liverpool player.
It was the turn of the youth team, as arguably Liverpool’s brightest prospect Brewster suffered a high ankle sprain in the U23s’ match against Manchester City.
And, following initial diagnosis of the 17-year-old’s ligament damage, the youngster is set to undergo even more tests throughout this week in order to determine the exact extent of the injury. For a player that’s been pivotal in the U23s side so far this season having scored 6 and assisted 7 goals for his teammates, the England prodigy will be a huge miss for the development of the youth-team moving forward.
Indeed, when speaking to Liverpool.com, Gerrard later went on to say:
“Rhian is a great kid and a fantastic footballer. He is a mentally strong kid as well and I’m sure he will bounce back.”
“Everyone knows I’m such a fan of Rhian. Of course the kid is down at the moment. We are still waiting for further tests and results to see the full extent of the injury, but he’s got everyone’s support here.”
Rhian Brewster has been phenomenal in the youth-ranks for Liverpool so far this season, and in bringing home the Golden Boot from the England U17s’ World Cup triumph. A star in the making, and someone the Reds will look to treasure moving forward.
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