Rhian Brewster could be out for around eight weeks after breaking a bone in his foot whilst training away from the club in the close season.
The youngster confirmed his injury on Snapchat on Tuesday after positing a picture of his left foot in a protective boot.
Liverpool have now confirmed the injury and saw the young striker will be based at the Academy during the recovery process, which usually takes around eight weeks for an injury of this nature.
An issue of this nature usually requires eight weeks on the sidelines and Brewster will be based at the Academy as he recovers. (@LFC)
— Anfield HQ (@AnfieldHQ) July 5, 2017
Brewster played for the Reds’ senior team in the clubs post-season friendly against Sydney and was on the bench for Klopp’s side in their Premier League clash against Crystal Palace in April.
The striker made his name for the U18s this season and was eventually promoted to the u23s with Jürgen Klopp talking up the youngsters talent on several occasions last season.
He may well have been part of Jürgen Klopp’s summer plans, with Liverpool reconvening for pre-season at Melwood on Wednesday.
Last season’s step up to the U23s did not appear to faze Brewster, who scored 14 goals in all competitions.
Towards the end of the 2016/17 season, the England U17 striker was training regularly with the first-team at Melwood. The upcoming campaign may have been a chance for him to establish himself as a regular part of Jürgen Klopp’s first team squad, following in the footsteps of Ben Woodburn, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Ovie Ejaria.