Liverpool youngster Rhian Brewster has been ruled out for the rest of the season after undergoing a second operation in his knee and is expected to make a comeback during the pre-season, confirms a report from Liverpool Echo.
The 17-year-old forward was initially expected to be out for three or four months after undergoing a surgery to repair ligaments in his right ankle in January. Liverpool’s U-23 unit were up against Manchester City’s U-23 during the early part of January and this is when the youngster picked up a knock, damaging his meniscus. Brewster rose high for a header and landed awkwardly, which actually damaged his ankle ligaments.
An operation to repair the injury soon followed and was even termed successful by the club, although he was tipped to miss at least three to four months of action. But what followed next was nothing less than a disaster. The 17-year-old started feeling discomfort in his knee which resulted in a second operation being followed, keeping him out of the action at least until the pre-season.
Liverpool’s U-23 boss Neil Critchley said that Brewster will be back fit during the pre-season, but expressed the uncertainty as to whether he will be back before it (pre-season) or after it.
“The knee operation is not going to alter much the timeline on Rhian coming back,” Critchley was quoted by Liverpool Echo.
“It happened at the same time as when he hurt his ankle. The ankle was the major issue – that was where he was getting the most pain – but the knee wasn’t quite right.
“It’s not a major thing but as he’s out anyway they took the opportunity to get it sorted.
“The hope is that Rhian will be back fit in pre-season, whether that’s at the start or towards the end we don’t know yet. He’s got a good few months of rehab ahead of him and we’ll keep reviewing where he’s at.”
According to the Liverpool Echo, manager Jurgen Klopp, who rates the academy youngsters high, has decided to invite Brewster to do his rehabilitation at Melwood. Brewster has seen his personal ups and downs this season, having led England to the FIFA Under-17 World Cup triumph in October.
Back in December, the 17-year-old had claimed that he racially abused by Spartak Moscow’s Leonid Mironov, but UEFA decided to drop the case due to the lack of evidence. Speaking further of Brewster’s attitude, Critchley added that the youngsters if very humble and credited his family for that.
“Rhian is a level-headed boy,” he said.
“He’s very humble, he didn’t get carried away by success and that’s credit to his family.
“Yes, he was down for a bit but when I spoke to him last week he was positive and optimistic. He’s a bubbly character and that will help him.
“He’s at Melwood doing his rehab. That was the manager’s decision and it shows the faith he’s got in him.
“Rhian came to watch us play last week on his crutches. That’s the kind of boy he is. He loves the social aspect of being part of a team.”
Brewster is a future star for us and let’s hope he recovers swiftly before the next season.
Liverpool in the race with Man United to sign 20-year-old promising Championship defender
The 20-year-old Englishman is predominantly a left-back but is comfortable when switched to operate as a centre-back.
Kelly has 18 Championship appearances for City this season and has even scored a goal. The Championship side lie 13th in the league as they try to push up for a playoff spot.
The report adds that Tottenham, Manchester United and Arsenal are also keeping tabs on the England U21 international. The youngster, who seems to be a player for the future, has also trained with the England senior squad under Gareth Southgate.
The report claims that we are looking to sign him in the winter window, but face competition from the trio of Premier League clubs.
The Reds have done well with some of their young players in recent years and Kelly could be one for the coming years. He could make a story similar to Joe Gomez at Anfield.
The latter joined us on the cheap from Charlton Athletic a few years ago and even made his senior debut as the left-back. However, he has now shifted to central defence and has been impressive for the Reds under Jurgen Klopp.
Gomez is out for a few weeks due to injury and hopefully, he comes back stronger as we look to continue our fantastic start to the season.
“We want to be as successful as possible” – Jurgen Klopp praises players after record-breaking start to the season
Jurgen Klopp has hailed the Liverpool players for their record-breaking start to the season. The Liverpool Echo reports that our tally of 42 points from 16 games is the best during this stage of a top-flight season.
We achieved that landmark with a 4-0 demolition job of Bournemouth on Saturday and moved to the top of the Premier League table after Chelsea’s win over Manchester City.
Klopp further gave all the credit for the feat to the players (h/t Liverpool Echo):
“I think I said a few years ago that we have to write our own history.
“It’s important but it’s not the most important thing in the world that we beat any team’s record from 30 years ago or whatever.
“The thing is that we want to be as successful as possible. Nobody knows what that means. This league is so difficult to play.”
The manager even had time to joke about the points tally we have achieved so far this season.
“To have 42 points, I usually had that in April, and now it’s December. That’s massive. It’s exceptional, and the boys deserve all the credit for that because they fight for each yard.”
Liverpool looked great in the win over the Cherries but it felt like we had more in the tank. There are a couple of tough matches coming up for the Reds as we face Napoli in the Champions League and Manchester United at the weekend.
We have to beat the Italians to make it to the next round of the European competition, and the pressure will be on to put Carlo Ancelotti’s men to the sword.
Klopp will already be planning the downfall of the Serie A side, and if we play to our potential, there could be a fantastic match at Anfield in midweek.
“It’s time for a change right now” – Former USA international urges Liverpool target to leave Bundesliga giants
Borussia Dortmund winger Christian Pulisic has been told that it is time for a change, with the January window around the corner.
The Liverpool Echo adds that the Reds have kept tabs on the 20-year-old and Chelsea are also interested in signing the winger.
Former United States international Alexi Lalas believes it is time for the winger to leave Dortmund for bigger things in the future.
“There are teams all over the world that would love to have Christian Pulisic right now. I think he’s done a great job in going over to Germany, he’s done a great job at Borussia Dortmund.
“But I think it’s time for a change right now for Christian Pulisic, and a change to an even higher profile team.”
The report adds that the American is out of contract in 2020 and should he refuse to extend his stay at Dortmund, the club could sell him in the coming window.
Liverpool could do with someone like Pulisic in their side, and he would certainly do well under his former boss Klopp.
The American is one of the bright players in the Bundesliga but hasn’t been great in the current campaign for Borussia Dortmund.
The youngster has been upstaged by Jadon Sancho, who is playing better than him at the moment.
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