Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp claims Rhian Brewster could be set for a big season as he competes for first-team action this term. The 19-year-old is set for his breakthrough campaign with the first team after being lined up for more than a year to fill the boots of departed striker Daniel Sturridge.
While the England Under-17 World Cup winner will start as back-up to Roberto Firmino and Champions League hero Divock Origi, the promise he has shown already suggests he could have a part to play.
He has been the leading scorer in pre-season, benefiting from the absence of Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, who were all on extended breaks because of summer international duty.
Klopp has admired Brewster for some time and feels this could well be the campaign when the youngster comes to the fore. “I love the boy, he is fantastic player. Why should I play it down?” said the manager.
“Rhian Brewster is a top striker, he is a top talent and I have told him already that he has an important role this year – but how important depends on him.”