According to The Mirror, Liverpool are set to hand Rhian Brewster a more prominent role next season instead of spending a huge amount on a new attacking option.
The 19-year-old is yet to make his first-team debut but Jurgen Klopp has made an effort to involve him heavily at senior level. Brewster travelled with the squad to Barcelona for the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals, and was named on the bench for the second leg at Anfield.
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The teenager was also an unused substitute in the final against Tottenham but seemed to enjoy himself amongst the senior Liverpool stars in the post-match celebrations.
He has starred for the youth teams for some time now and even won the Golden Boot as England became Under-17 World Cup champions two years ago.
Despite his obvious potential, it seems a bold move from Klopp to put the teenager ahead of a potential new signing.
What do the writers of Football FanCast think about the decision? Let’s take a look…
“Liverpool would absolutely be doing the right thing by placing their faith in Brewster. The squad are hardly lacking goals and as a result signing another striker would be pointless. The youngster will find it tough to get first team minutes as it is without a further forward arriving so it would be smart thinking to place their faith in the England youth international. This is a player who has the makings of a Liverpool great.”
“Brewster is phenomenal. This is a striker with pure gold-plated potential written all over him and, after battling back from a serious leg injury, he seems to have earned Jurgen Klopp’s trust. He set the world alight at the Under-17 World Cup and has a potent blend of pace, finishing ability and genuine flair. He may be a little while off being a regular first-team starter but it’s about time a top English club started placing their faith in academy products.”
“I think that Liverpool would be foolish to put full faith in Rhian Brewster and not sign another striker in this transfer window. They’ve lost Daniel Sturridge and therefore need more back-up for the deadly front three. Brewster is just 19-years-old and as promising as he looks, needs a loan or two before he can be thrust into a first-team role. And just Divock Origi is not good enough as an understudy to the whole front three.”