Jurgen Klopp is clearly keen on using Rhian Brewster within Liverpool’s first team set up, with the youngster’s inclusion in last season’s Champions League squad being the first solid sign.
The striker spent the majority of last season out injured, and so didn’t make an impact, but this year Brewster will hopefully stay fit as Klopp has told him he will get a chance this season.
“Klopp spoke to me and told me, ‘You’re going to get your chance this year’ and I’m just waiting for that chance now so that I can prove him right,” he told the Mirror.
“He’s not one of those managers you don’t want to speak to, he’s a great manager and he’s so down to earth.
“At the moment it’s just about getting game time. Playing for the Under-23s is good because obviously I was out for so long, so he’s trying to put me into it [the first team] slowly and not just throw me in there.”
Daniel Sturridge left Anfield over the summer, at the end of his contract, to join Turkish outfit Trabzonspor, leaving a gap in the senior squad that wasn’t filled.
“One less striker gives you more opportunity to break into the first team, so of course, Sturridge going there is more opportunity for me to play,” he added.
“You look at every single signing and Klopp not signing another striker, it seems he has faith in me to do a job as well.
“You look to every game and think, ‘This might be my opportunity’ but the manager has something for me so I’m going to wait. I can’t wait to be involved in it.”
Brewster’s opportunity could very well come against MK Dons tonight in the Carabao Cup, but even if it isn’t – it’s good that the lad is willing to get his head down and his time.
It’ll only take a few games for the lad to hit the ground running, and we could very well have our own Marcus Rashford on our hands.