Layton Stewart is set to return after a season-long injury

Layton Stewart

Layton Stewart, a homegrown teenage sensation, is set to return to the field after an injury kept him out for ten months. The youngster is set to return to the field very soon after a ligament injury he suffered last March

This season has seen a number of academy players stepping up. From teenage goalscorer Kaide Gordan to Tyler Morton and Owen Beck.

However, it was Layton Stewart, who was making headlines last year. The youngster had scored 17 goals in a season, which saw him graduating from the U-18’s to the U-23’s.

Layton Stewart: The next Fernando Torres to return soon?

The 19-year-old’s manner of playing and attacking prowess has drawn comparisons to Liverpool legends like Fernando Torres, Michael Owen and Robbie Fowler.

However, his brilliant season was cut short due to damage to his anterior cruciate ligament. The injury, which came during a game versus West Ham United U-23’s, ruled him out for nearly ten months.

The road to recovery has not been an easy one for Layton. It has been long and difficult. But after nearly a year of not playing, Layton Stewart is now all set to return.

According to U-23 boss Barry Lewtas,

Layton is progressing really well and has been working ever so hard(…)He is feeling really good. He’s only a young boy so we have to make sure, especially with that type of injury, is that they heal and they heal properly.

Despite his injury, Liverpool recognised his obvious talent and gave him a new deal in May of last year. Ever since then, he has been taking part in specially-tailored sessions aimed at making a safe and full recovery.

According to Lewtas, the 19-year-old is already in with the players and the group and does not require much help from the physios. He also added that the striker should be back before the end of the current season.

With Jurgen Klopp’s coaching staff using more and more academy players, can we see the young Layton Stewart playing a few games for the team? Can he even be a long term replacement for Roberto Firmino? Can he add to the illustrious Liverpool academy talent like Trent Alexander-Arnold?

With Divock Origi set to leave, can we see Layton Stewart get some game time with the first team once he returns?

A lot is in store for this youngster!

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