If fans outside of Liverpool didn’t know who Rhian Brewster was, they most certainly do now.
The Reds starlet took full advantage of the stage the U17 World Cup provided him to force his profile onto the footballing world and dictate the media headlines.
Brewster continued his sparkling form on Saturday to help England’s U17s become world champions with a dramatic 5-2 comeback win over Spain.
The striker’s eighth goal of the tournament kick-started a remarkable turnaround after Steve Cooper’s Young Lions had found themselves 2-0 down.
His goal followed up consecutive hat-tricks in the two games leading up to the final, and subsequently earned him the Golden Boot award.
Speaking after the game, Brewster told FIFA.com: “Scoring just before half-time was key to making it 2-1 because whoever scored the next goal was a bit crucial.”
“At the beginning, I scored one in three or four games, so to win the Golden Boot and score a couple of hat-tricks, it is an amazing feeling. I enjoyed every moment of this tournament. It’s been a great month.”
“It shows that football in England is evolving, we’re good technically and tactically, and we got fighting spirit,” the forward stated. “That’s what we will see from English teams [in the future].”
Brewster isn’t the first Liverpool star to have won the World Cup this year, with Dominic Solanke, Ovie Ejaria and Sheyi Ojo- currently on loan at Fulham- having all lifted the trophy in the U20 tournament during the summer.
Another special day for a young man who has seen his dedication and humble work ethic help him rise through the Liverpool youth ranks since joining from Chelsea.