By Scott Taylor
Tom Brewitt has signed a new long-term deal at Liverpool, just days after appearing on the Premier League’s list of released players.
Brewitt, 19, has progressed from the U18s to the U21s this season where has made ten appearances.
After fellow defenders Daniel Cleary and Kristof Polgar were released, it presents further opportunities for Brewitt, who will play in his tenth season at the club.
The scouser joined the Liverpool Academy at Kirkby as an U11 player and progressed through to the U16s and then the U18s.
The centre-back made a huge impact with Steve Cooper and then Neil Critchley as he was given the captains armband and represented England at both U17 and U18 levels.
Whilst playing for the U18s, Brewitt was called up to the U19s for the UEFA Youth League campaign where he featured against sides such as Real Madrid and FC Basel.
He made his debut for the U21s at the start of the season in the Reds’ 1-0 defeat at home to Chelsea on 9 August.
In his ten appearances this season, Brewitt played the full 90 minutes on six occasions and earned one booking, that coming against Tottenham on 23 October.
With Cleary, Polgar and Jose Enrique all being released, it is likely that Brewitt will partner Lloyd Jones in the U21s next season as looks to make his mark as reserve level.