Rhian Brewster will start on the bench for Liverpool when their Champions League semi-final opponents Barcelona visit Anfield this evening, according to the Mirror.
Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino will miss the second leg this evening after the club confirmed the nature of their respective injuries will see them miss the massive clash.
This comes as a major blow for Liverpool’s ambitions of launching one of the most dramatic comeback jobs Europe has ever seen as they need to overcome a 3-0 first leg defeat.
Barcelona beat the Reds 3-0 in Spain last week thanks to two Messi moments and a brilliant opening goal from Luis Suarez.
With two of Liverpool’s best-attacking players ruled out this evening, it could pave the way for an unexpected narrative.
Rhian Brewster will start from the bench against Barcelona, Klopp told the Mirror, and if the 18-year-old’s prayers are answered, he will be able to help his side overturn a huge European deficit.
Regardless of how the game looks after 75 minutes, Brewster seems to destined to make his Liverpool debut in a huge European tie against Barcelona.
The 18-year-old has the chance to enter the hearts of Liverpool fans all around the world if he can find a way score against the Catalonians this evening.
He has made a name for himself as an instinctive and talented finisher in Liverpool’s academy. He will find himself up against fully grown men for the first time this evening but will be ready to make a mark.