A former Liverpool FC player admitted he once injured a team-mate and left him on crutches on purpose so he could get in the team

  • Former Liverpool FC defender Tom Brewitt admitted he once injured his team-mate on purpose so that he could get in the team.
  • "I took the decision, it was me or him, so I went after him in training," Brewitt told the Football Journeys Podcast.
  • So bad was Brewitt's tackle on his teammate, it left him on crutches for two weeks.
  • "I'm not ashamed of it," he added. "In my head it was me or him and I was choosing me."
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A former Liverpool FC player admitted he once injured his team-mate on purpose so that he could get in the team.

Tom Brewitt, who was playing for the Reds' youth-team during the 2015/16 season, says he purposely injured Daniel Cleary in training after realizing manager Jurgen Klopp was short of a centre-back for an FA Cup tie against Exeter City. 

"Whatever it took to do it, I was going to do it," Brewitt, who now plays for Morecambe FC, told the Football Journeys Podcast. "I was just desperate to play for Liverpool and that's all I wanted to do.

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