Brewster tough enough to bounce back

Liverpool U18 coach Steven Gerrard is confident Rhian Brewster will fight back from his ankle injury.

Brewster suffered ankle ligament damage against Manchester City last Friday night.

“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,” Gerrard told

“He’s got the right physios and doctors and Critch (U23 manager Neil Critchley) and Mick (Garrity) will get around him and keep his spirits up, and he will bounce back.

“It is a setback, it’s disappointing for everyone involved, and there may have been a chance he might have been available for the FA Youth Cup game with Arsenal at Anfield on Saturday as well.

“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.

“Everybody is rallying around him and making sure he stays in the best place he can be in.”