It’s hard to think of a player who has received more media hype and is so well known amongst the fans before making his debut than Rhian Brewster. The 19-year-old London-born Liverpool man would have had a few games under his belt was it not for an ankle injury that has seen him miss well over a year of football, but he could start tonight.
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) 6 May 2019
As far as the Reds are concerned, with a 3-0 deficit to overturn and no Mo Salah or Roberto Firmino fit for selection, what harm can giving Brewster a go tonight really do? The youngster knows how to win having played a crucial role for England as they won the U17 World Cup and whilst games don’t get more must-win than tonight it really cannot hurt to throw Brewster into the action.
Obviously, there will be very little expectation on the young striker’s shoulders but if he starts and makes a difference on the night then he will be lauded as a hero on just his first start. Should the young attacker have his very own Michael Owen moment then it will be one hell of a night. It is extremely unlikely though, as the Kopites will be relying on youth, luck and the Anfield atmosphere to get something from Barcelona, and whilst their chances are slim, Brewster will be desperate to be the man to fire them to another European final.
You can read the Reds’ calls for Brewster here:
I'd love to see Brewster get a shot
— niall (@niallbyrne85) May 6, 2019
Brewster could have his Michael Owen moment, come on score and this is the moment he begins his status as a legend
— Michael (@PBear90) May 6, 2019
shaqiri and Brewster with Ox as a sub .
— Mark Heron (@KianCooperSky) May 6, 2019
I’d give shaqari & brewster a go we have nothing to lose we’re not expected to go through without Bobby & Salah
— T (@tontochorley) May 6, 2019
Brewster could be a Trojan horse worth a try
— Clyde Omari (@OmariClyde) May 6, 2019
I’d consider Brewster before sturridge. What else could go wrong & the youngster has plenty of pace compared to DS
— Ed (@Ed11Ram) May 6, 2019
I’d definitely give Brewster a go. Why not?
— Simmo (@Simmo2411) 6 May 2019
Time for Brewster to announce himself to the world
— cabbo (@cabbo1970) May 6, 2019
The Kopites are desperate to see Brewster given his shot later tonight and will hope that the 19-year-old can inspire a miracle at Anfield.
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