Brewster is Liverpool’s next world-class young talent

Liverpool have another star waiting in the wings.

Rhian Brewster is a name that will be familiar to a number of Reds fans, such has been his meteoric rise in recent seasons.

He is already a World Cup winner – he lifted the trophy with England’s Under-17 side in the summer, and was also the top goalscorer at the tournament, netting eight times. To cap it off, he was also honoured with the Bronze Ball.

Brewster is still just 18 but has already played for Liverpool’s Under-23 side, scoring eight goals and laying on eight assists in 19 games at that level. He has also netted five goals and laid on four assists in the Under-18 side, and been capped at Under-16, Under-17 and Under-18 level by the Three Lions.

His performances at the World Cup were something of a coming out party for Brewster, who has scored 20 goals in 23 appearances for the England Under-17 side.

Brewster has struggled with injury this season though, and has been out for over a year with ankle and knee issues.

Still, he signed a new contract in the summer, so Jurgen Klopp is clearly placing a great deal of faith in the teenager despite his fitness troubles.

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The really good news is that he is nearing a comeback, and has set his sights on making his debut this year.

Speaking to Press Association Sport, per BT Sport, he said: “To know that the boss really wants me to be in his plans for the future is amazing, especially a boss like him.

“They could easily have left me at the academy to do my rehab but they wanted me to do my rehab with them, so I can’t thank them enough.

“During this injury, I’ve had that, he has been there from beginning to the end and to know he still wants me – even though it’s been so long – gives me a great boost.

“Every time I see him he gives me a big hug. Not only him, every time I see the players they are asking about how I am, ‘How long?’, they can’t wait for me to be back in training and hopefully make my debut this year, if not next.”

The likes of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane will be hard to dislodge from the first team but Brewster has the talent to work his way into the club’s plans.

Even when he is on the sidelines, he is exciting the club’s fans, and he appears primed and ready to take the Premier League by storm, just as he did at the Under-17 World Cup.