We reckon Klopp’s mysterious comments from 2017 were about Brewster…

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Rhian Brewster has been on fire this summer. Four goals in three games so far, having been on the field just 120 minutes, have made him the talk of pre-season.

At 19-years-old, he’s primed to make his breakthrough, having not yet made his senior Premier League debut.

In 2017, Jurgen Klopp gave a long interview in which he hinted there was a wonderkid in the Academy for whom he had extremely high hopes for – and considering Trent Alexander-Arnold was already in first-team reckoning by this point – we’re pretty sure he was discussing Brewster!

“We have a special kid. I won’t name him. But everyone was asking about him… now, now, now. Nobody has time any more,” he told The Times, indicating he didn’t want to immediately throw him in at the deep end. 

Brewster has been given time, of course. Injury scuppered his 2018/19 campaign, but he looks incredibly sharp right now and it seems that Liverpool have nurtured the prodigy back to full fitness very well.

Not since Raheem Sterling have we had an attacker come through the ranks who’s so exciting, and although it’s difficult to admit after the manner in which he left – Sterling’s rise was incredible and he’s now considered one of Europe’s best wing-forwards – sadly at Manchester City.

We’d suggest Brewster has just as much talent, so providing he gets opportunities and takes them, the footballing world is his oyster.

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