Rhian Brewster started pre-season in superb form yesterday evening, scoring a brace in a 2-0 victory over Tranmere.
He would have surely notched a hat-trick, but Jurgen Klopp took the youngster off for the second-half and allowed Champions League hero Divock Origi, who also scored, 45 minutes.
The manager has big plans for the 19-year-old this term, and hasn’t entered the transfer market for an expensive new attacker as a result.
According to Klopp, Brewster will play up top as a no.9, but also in the wide attacking roles throughout this upcoming campaign.
“Rhian Brewster is a top striker, he is a top talent and I have told him already that he has an important role this year but how important depends on him,” he told ITV Sport.
“We will see. He has to play different positions as well – the centre, wing is possible I think, we will see how we line up, but there will be opportunities for him. I am sure.”
The manner in which Klopp intimates that it’s up to Brewster how much he’s involved is a motivation for the forward to perform exceptionally this pre-season and during the summer training sessions.
We hope to see the prodigy play and score v Bradford on Sunday, too.
Some fans are disappointed we’re not strengthening the offence with marquee signings, but when you have someone as good Brewster waiting in the wings, is there really any need?