It seems that in Rhian Brewster, Liverpool have quite a precocious talent on our hands…
The 17-year-old has scored six goals in two games at the Under-17 World Cup, coming in the form of back-to-back hat-tricks against USA and Brazil in the quarters and semis respectively.
And naturally, it’s got football fans all over the country talking.
Dan Seymour is a football coach and friend of Brewster’s family who worked with the prodigy at the Shield football academy in London, where the forward was brought up – and has explained how quickly Chelsea signed him on their first scouting trip.
“He was scouted in the first two minutes of his first game after rounding the entire opposition, scoring and then grabbing the ball and putting it back on the spot,” he told BBC Sport.
“In the time it took that to happen, Martin Taylor, the academy scout at Chelsea, approached his dad and me, and said he wanted him immediately.
“I’ve yet to see another player as good as him in all the time I’ve been at the academy.”
Our rivals did eventually let Brewster go though, which is looking an increasingly stupid decision on their behalf.
This summer, we also secured English striker Dominic Solanke, whose early form for Liverpool is making a mockery of that Chelsea decision, too.
It’s Brewster though who perhaps has the highest ceiling of any player currently at our Academy.
Don’t be surprised if we see him tearing up trees in the Under-23s this season and even make some more of Klopp’s first-team benches.