Rhian Brewster insists he is feeling the benefits of being one of the younger members of the Liverpool U23s squad.
The striker was on the score-sheet yet again on Friday as he rounded off an impressive 4-2 win for the Reds over Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield.
Brewster’s strike followed up a first-half hat-trick from Harry Wilson, who the 17-year-old has since lavished with praise.
“It’s good to play alongside Harry. He trains at Melwood a lot so he’s got that experience of training with the first-team players,” he told Liverpoolfc.com.
“At half-time I was saying to him you have scored a perfect hat-trick in only the first half and he was laughing. It was a great hat-trick.”
“I’m enjoying it a lot. I’m one of the younger players and I’m playing against big centre-halves, so that’s an experience for me as well.”
“We’ve just got to keep doing what we are doing because we are unbeaten in six games, so hopefully we can make that seven, eight, nine, 10 and see how far we can go with it.”
“It’s a special feeling playing at Anfield and scoring my first goal in front of the Kop was a great feeling, and hopefully I can get a lot more in the future.”
Brewster only broke into the U23s team half-way through last season, but has already turned heads thanks to a series of outstanding performances as well as spells of prolific form.
Whilst his first team opportunities will come in good time, there are few in Liverpool’s youth setup more deserving of his shot in the senior side than Wilson.
The 20-year-old has been incredibly unlucky not to have enjoyed the same benefits of Klopp’s attention to introducing youngsters that the likes of Ben Woodburn and Trent Alexander-Arnold have.
He has seemingly maintained the form that saw him score 28 goals last season and, in turn, made his progress impossible to ignore.
Though the club’s exit from the Carabao Cup posed as a blow to his immediate first team chances, there may still be opportunities in the FA Cup and perhaps even in the Premier League.
Breaking into Klopp’s first eleven is difficult for an attacker of any age or experience, although there would be few who would complain if Wilson were to be given some game time.