By Scott Taylor
Tom Brewitt is currently on trial with League One side Chesterfield, despite signing a long-term contract with Liverpool in the summer. The defender, 19, has been with the Reds’ academy side since U11 level and has captained the U18s before progressing to the U23s in recent seasons. Brewitt has only made six appearances for Michael Beale’s side, and lined up for Chesterfield’s Reserve side in their 3-0 win at home to Rotherham United on Tuesday.
The Liverpool U23 defender was one of three trialists to line-up for the Spireites, with Josh Lelan and Shaun Okojie also featuring for Ritchie Humphrey’s side.
Brewitt was infamously named on the club’s released list at the end of last season, but those rumours were set straight when he signed a new long-term contract extension days later.
The defender has trained with Jurgen Klopp’s first-team squad at Melwood in recent campaigns and was included in the matchday squad against Arsenal at the Emirates in April 2015, but has yet to make his senior debut.
The former U18s captain made the step up to U23 level in April 2014, coming on as a late substitute in the 3-1 loss at Leicester.
His full debut came on the opening day on the 2015/16 season in the 1-0 defeat at home to Chelsea, and the defender has gone on to make 13 appearances for Beale’s side.
In addition to this, the youngster has featured six times in the UEFA Youth League, scoring his one and only goal in the 3-2 win at home to Real Madrid in October 2014.
However, Brewitt has struggled for game time this season, featuring just twice in the Premeir League 2 campaign and is on trial with Chesterfield in a bid to get game time.
Should Brewitt grab more opportunities for the Spireites, he will link up with fellow Academy youngster Ryan Fulton, who is on a season-long loan with Chesterfield.