After an injury-hit year, Rhian Brewster is back to full fitness and back with the Liverpool first-team heading into pre-season and, according to Jurgen Klopp, the youngster is in line for a big season.
Speaking to Liverpool’s official website, the Reds boss said: “If Ox (Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain) can stay fit, (he will be like) new player for us. Rhian is the same. He is a really big talent. We’re really looking forward to seeing him in training and all that stuff. It will be an important role for us. We planned an important role for him.”
Brewster only managed two Premier League 2 appearances last season, in which the 19-year-old scored and assisted in a 6-0 win against Leicester City. The England youth international was also on the bench for Liverpool’s Champions League final triumph over Tottenham Hotspur.
Before missing the majority of last season with an ankle injury, Brewster was putting in performances for the Liverpool youth sides that were getting fans excited about the future (something the Daily Mirror picked up on), with the 2017 FIFA U-17 Golden Boot winner hitting six goals and seven assists for the Reds in the 2017/18 season, and although the striker missed almost an entire year of football, Klopp’s words appear to indicate that the attacker is ready for the jump to the first-team.
With Liverpool looking at younger additions for their squad as is evident with the signing of Sepp van den Berg and imminent arrival of Harvey Elliott as per the Telegraph, utilising Brewster could be another way of introducing new options into the squad.
Liverpool fans, will Brewster play a first-team role next season? Let us know!
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