Rhian Brewster is so young and inexperienced, he didn’t even have a suit for the Crystal Palace game he made the bench for.
The striker has only recently turned 17, but due to our injury crisis, was named among the substitutes for the clash against the Eagles last weekend…
Unfortunately, it didn’t work out as the teenager didn’t get on the pitch and we lost 2-1 – but the experience would have been an eye-opening one for Brewster.
According to Klopp though, he’d prefer to keep him in the Under-23s for the foreseeable.
“Rhian has made outstanding steps in recent months,” Klopp told his pre-match press-conference today.
“The Talent Group trains here once a week, he will grow. Physically he’s strong and a wonderfully skilled boy. He didn’t have a suit before the Palace game so I am sure that was nice for him! He’s 17 and plays like he’s 21. A real striker, good finisher, fantastic work ethic.”
Brewster’s a superb talent, but the fact he’s in first-team consideration at all displays the fact we need to significantly strengthen the squad this summer.
With Daniel Sturridge probably on the way out, we’re likely to bring in a forward as well as wing-forwards – with Douglas Costa and Julian Brandt consistently linked.