Rhian Brewster: Liverpool wait to assess extent of forward's ankle ligament damage
Liverpool are assessing the extent of the ankle injury sustained by Rhian Brewster during an under-23 match with Manchester City on Friday before deciding if surgery is necessary.
BBC Sport understands the 17-year-old forward, who won the Golden Boot in England's Under-17 World Cup win in October, has sustained ankle ligament damage but has not suffered a fracture.
Brewster faces a lengthy lay-off but Liverpool will take their time to uncover the full scale of the injury before deciding on their next option.
Brewster was carried off on a stretcher having landed awkwardly after challenging for a header in first-half stoppage time as the Reds lost 3-2.
"We fear the worst a little bit at the moment," manager Neil Critchley said in the aftermath of the incident on Friday.