There’s been a heck of a lot of talk about Rhian Brewster in recent weeks, and following his brace against Reading Under-23s last night, it’ll only get louder…
The 16-year-old forward was at Chelsea until he was 14, but decided to move north because there’s a visible path to the first-team here and not in west London.
According to the teenage starlet, he’s desperate to make it into Jurgen Klopp’s first-team consideration – and mimics himself on Roberto Firmino and Luis Suarez because they both work very hard and score goals.
“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,” he told the official website.
“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.
“It’s got to be Roberto Firmino. I try and mimic the way he plays and try and be myself as well. Firmino is a team player and he scores goals,” he said, when asked about which current star he mosts admires, before adding that our former striker is his hero, too.
“Luis Suarez. I know he is no longer in the Premier League but what a player he was for Liverpool! Suarez is amazing and I look up to him. His playing style is a bit like mine, quick feet, can score goals and if I could play for Liverpool’s first team like him one day that would be amazing.”
If Brewster becomes half the player Suarez was for us, we’ll be very fortunate indeed…
We expect the young Englishman to be involved with the first-team squad during pre-season this summer.
In 2016, Ben Woodburn, Ovie Ejaria and Trent Alexander were given opportunities are now rightly considered first-team backup options.