The next instalment in our weekly Meet the Academy series, which seeks to shed further light on the aspiring talents developing their potential at the club's Kirkby youth base, turns the focus on centre-back Tom Brewitt.

A powerful presence in defence with a confident touch and acute positional sense, the local lad captains the Reds' U18s side under Neil Critchley and is gaining further experience this season via the UEFA Youth League.

In our exclusive Q&A below, Brewitt reveals the two renowned defenders that have inspired him, which former Italy international he would like to meet and his ultimate desire to wear the skipper's armband at Anfield.

Date of birth

February 11, 1997

Place of birth




First team you played for?


When did you join Liverpool?

At U11 level

Who was your idol growing up?

Jamie Carragher and Carles Puyol

Who did you support growing up?


Favourite sport other than football?


Favourite subject at school?


If you were not a footballer, what job would you like to do?


Which Liverpool player do you most admire?

Steven Gerrard

Who is the most skilful player at your level?

Ryan Kent

Best football match you've ever seen?

The 2005 Champions League semi-final between Liverpool and Chelsea

Person you'd like to meet?

Fabio Cannavaro

What's on your iPod?

Tiesto and Coldplay

Favourite food?


Best book you've read?

Andrea Pirlo's autobiography

Favourite holiday destination?


Describe Liverpool in one word...


Ultimate dream in football?

To captain Liverpool