Jurgen Klopp has achieved some great things at Liverpool during the first few years of his reign, but in order to ensure success in the future, he’ll need to maintain his focus on youth production. The German manager has placed a lot of attention on affording opportunities to young players, with individuals like Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez and Dominic Solanke getting a varying amount of minutes over the last year or so.
Whilst that may mean in the short-term that Liverpool could easily spend big and upgrade, the reality is that in the long-term, the Reds could have some of Europe’s best for a fraction of their market value.
Thus, it makes sense for Klopp to continue to prioritise young players, and one player that simply must be in the first team in five years time is Rhian Brewster, Liverpool’s star young forward.
Whilst Liverpool don’t have a shortage of attacking talent, there is always room for improvement, and Brewster could, in a few years, certainly offer something fresh.
A lethal forward with goals at the centre of his mind, Brewster differs significantly from Firmino in the sense that he’s more concerned with scoring than he is with anything else. That’s not to say that Firmino doesn’t value that side of the game, but you’d imagine that he’s just as happy assisting as he is scoring. That’s not the case for Brewster, and he highlighted that during his stunning run at the FIFA U-17 World Cup, a tournament that England won.
Offering electric pace and technical quality, he’s brilliant at dribbling at defences and moving past them, whilst he’s just as comfortable receiving the ball and striking towards goals. That’s all without taking anything away from his link-up play, too, as he’s effective in that sense, as well.
With Daniel Sturridge’s long-term fitness credentials still uncertain, there is space for Brewster in this team, and his decision to sign a long-term deal at Anfield does bode well for his future.
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