Liverpool youngster Rhian Brewster is still sidelined with a long-term ankle injury, but the striker is set for an exciting new role on his return.

Brewster has been absent since January after being stretchered off in the U23s’ 3-2 loss at the hands of Man City, and is expected to miss the rest of the season.

The 17-year-old has undergone two surgeries, first on his ankle and then his knee, and is now continuing his rehabilitation at Melwood.

That Brewster is working on his recovery at the first-team training facility is significant, with the Telegraph reporting plans for a promotion to the senior setup on his return.

The World Cup winner is set to join Jurgen Klopp‘s squad for pre-season training this summer, following on from the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold and Ben Woodburn in recent seasons.

He is primed to return to fitness in July, timed perfectly for the Reds’ preparations for the upcoming campaign.

Liverpool are due to tour the United States as part of their pre-season schedule, as well as a possible training camp in Europe and at least one friendly at Anfield.

Brewster’s inclusion will see Klopp bolster his attacking options further, with the teenager competing with the likes of Roberto Firmino, Danny Ings and Dominic Solanke.

BIRKENHEAD, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 18, 2017: Liverpool's Rhian Brewster celebrates scoring the third goal during the Under-23 FA Premier League 2 Division 1 match between Liverpool and Everton at Prenton Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The youngster’s domestic season was disrupted by October’s U17 World Cup, at which he won the Golden Boot after netting eight times, but he still made his mark on the U23s squad.

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