Speaking to the FA website, Jordan Rossiter has explained what disappointed him about last season, despite making his first-team debut for Liverpool.
The 18-year-old midfielder said: “It’s been an up and down year for me. I made my debut last September and was in and around the first-team and felt that I was playing well. But then I had a disappointing injury to my ankle ligaments which kept me out from January until July. It was tough but I just had to work hard and make sure I got back.”
Rossiter made his debut for the Reds in the League Cup last season, scoring his first goal for the club as they defeated Middlesbrough on penalties.
He put in an impressive performance and appeared as if he would be ready to make the step up to the first-team on a consistent basis, especially with Brendan Rodgers known his for willingness to trust youth players.
However, he then suffered an ankle injury which kept him on the sidelines for the second half of the season, and had to wait until the beginning of this campaign to make his second appearance for the Merseyside club, appearing in the 0-0 draw with Arsenal last month.
Rossiter is rated highlight in the Liverpool academy, and he is sure to continue his progression as first-team regular this term. He may have been disappointed by how last season ended, but this campaign could be one of real development for the young midfielder.