Rhian Brewster has been recovering from a long-term injury, but has just been confirmed as one of the players chosen by Jurgen Klopp to travel to Spain for Liverpool’s Champions League semi-final first leg tie with Barcelona.
The 19-year-old is yet to make his full debut for the Reds’ senior team, but it’s surely just a matter of time before that changes.
“He is the next really exciting prospect,” Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com. “If you see him training – next season will be his season, his first real season.
“He is now physically an adult, he grew a lot, he worked a lot and the training session today was, to be honest, pretty impressive. He is with us, he is our player and we want to have him around.
“In this case I thought, ‘Come on, it’s Barcelona, let’s give him a first sniff.’”
The inclusion of Brewster in the travelling squad shows the level of trust Klopp has put in the youngster. Considering how long he’s been sidelined though, it’s extremely unlikely the forward will be used.
But the lad will get the experience of travelling to a, and I can’t stress this enough, massive game of football and being part of the squad – this is especially important as Klopp clearly sees him as a future star.
It’s that comment – “next season will be his season,” which is really exciting. Marcus Rashford broke into the Manchester United first team at the age of 20… just sayin’.