Rhian Brewster is just 16-years-old but is already making moves at Liverpool…
He began this season in the Under-18s, but was so impressive, he’s now moved up to the Under-23s, for whom he made a scoring debut in January.
In a recent behind closed-doors friendly, Brewster started up top for the first-team and scored a hat-trick, congratulated by the watching Jurgen Klopp – who’s proven already that if you’re good enough – he’ll give you a chance.
Brewster though only arrived at Liverpool a few years ago, as he was on the books at rivals Chelsea.
Due to their terrible record of bringing teenagers through to the first-team though, the Englishman decided to leave and sign for us instead.
“I was at Chelsea from the age of seven to 14 but then I told them I wanted to look at my options because I didn’t see a pathway to become a first-team player there,” he told the official website.
“There were a few clubs interested but once I knew Liverpool were one of them it was an easy choice. Liverpool is a club that does give young players opportunities and it’s a great feeling to play for this club.
“I love it up here. My mum came down to live with me for a spell but it wasn’t fair expecting her to stay here with me, so I now live with house parents who are really nice and look after me.
“All I want to do is one day play for Liverpool’s first team. I will do all I can to try and make that happen, so if that means doing extra work in training I will do it.
“If it means not going out with my friends, eating well and working hard every day, that has to be done and I will do it.”
Interestingly, one of our other best teenagers, Ovie Ejaria, was poached from Arsenal – so hopefully we’ll leave two of London’s biggest clubs regretting their decision.
Brewster is quick and possesses a powerful shot, but it’s his attitude here that most impresses us. If he keeps working hard and thrives in the Under-23s, he may even get a chance this summer during pre-season.