Jurgen Klopp has professed his ‘love’ for 19-year-old forward Rhian Brewster, who is set to be handed a big role with the Reds’ first-team squad this summer.
Normally, the Reds boss would not speak too highly too soon about a young player, often choosing to play down hype in order to help them out. With Brewster, though, that stance would simply be disingenuous.
As per the Independent, Klopp said of the youngster: “I love the boy, he is a fantastic player. Why should I play it down?
“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.”
With no replacement signed for Daniel Sturridge, Brewster could take his chance this season as long as he stays fit. He will definitely be handed the chance to impress, and if pre-season is anything to go by, he could well take it with both hands.
Brewster, while coming through with England’s youth teams, was rated similarly to Manchester City’s Phil Foden – that’s the level of player that the Reds have on their books.
We can’t wait to see him performing at Anfield this season – and Klopp will surely be proven right.