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Rhian Brewster eager for Liverpool opportunities after horror injury

Rhian Brewster admits he "can't wait" to feature for Liverpool again after eight months on the sidelines.

Brewster – who won the Golden Boot when England won the under-17s World Cup last October – underwent surgery to repair damaged ankle ligaments in January.

However, after encouraging signs with his rehabilitation, the 18-year-old is itching to get back playing and show fans why he was rewarded with a new deal.

“I’ve finally started to progress on the running side of things,” he told the club’s official website.

“I haven’t had any setbacks and touch wood it stays the same because I can’t wait to get back and feature in a game.

“Hopefully, when I’m back I will get a few opportunities, but I’m very happy with what I’m doing at the moment so hopefully the injury doesn’t flare up again.

“When you sign a new deal you just want to show the fans why you’ve signed a new deal, but they’re going to have to wait a little bit to see me unfortunately.

“But I’m working really hard. I just want to push on and when I get back, I’ll do everything to fight for my space in the team.

“Everybody always asks me how I’m getting on and when I’ll be fit again which means a lot. I want to help this team go far.”