Liverpool's Tom Brewitt on his inspiration and earning Rodgers’ trust

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A young Liverpool defender has been speaking about training with the first-team.

Liverpool youngster Tom Brewitt has been speaking to the club’s official website about the players he admires and his ambitions for the future.

Brewitt is a 17-year-old centre-back who has made five appearances for the Reds’ in the UEFA Youth League this season, and recently he has enjoyed training with the Liverpool first-train.

There is a long way to go for the teenager, who will know that being a young centre-back in the Premier League is arguably the toughest prospect of all.

Young forwards and midfielders often taste first-team action far earlier than their defensive teammates simply because there is less risk involved. But if Brewitt ultimately follows in the footsteps of his defensive hero he should do just fine.

“(Jamie) Carragher is obviously an inspiration to me,” Brewitt said. “I try to base my game on him a lot because of everything he’s achieved. I try to shout like him, act like him and lead like him.”

It is a wonderful outlook and one that could see him go far at a club famous for giving young players a chance.

Jordon Ibe is the latest Liverpool youngster to show what he can do on the biggest stage, impressing in the recent Merseyside derby, and perhaps Brewitt will one day follow him into the first-team.

For now he simply wants to train with Liverpool's stars, explaining, “You’re not just there to make up the numbers, you’ve got to go there and make a statement that you want to be selected. You have to earn Brendan’s trust.”

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