Rhian Brewster will be a part of the Liverpool first-team squad next year but will actually get a chance to play after he spent the majority of this season on the bench.

The 18-year-old was supposed to enjoy his breakthrough season this year but ankle surgery ruled him out of making any meaningful contributions and although he has been on the bench in recent weeks, he has yet to make a first-team appearance.

Klopp rates the Academy graduate extremely highly and had it not been for an unlikely change of fortune against Barcelona, the pacy forward would have made his first senior appearance in a Champions League semifinal.

Rhian Brewster.

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What sets Brewster apart from other talented young players is his attitude.

It’s not usual for such a young player to be so comfortable around a group of senior footballers and although the nature of Premier League dressing rooms has changed over the last 15 years, it can still be daunting to be promoted to the first team.

 

With Daniel Sturridge set to leave the club at the end of the season, Klopp could still sign another player to provide quality in depth to allow the likes of Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino a rest every so often.

Daniel Sturridge.

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Pre-season in June and July will be crucial for Brewster to once again prove to Klopp that he has what it takes to be a part of his talented squad for what will be a pivotal 2019/20 campaign.

With his pace, natural eye for goal and maturity beyond his years, Brewster will be the next young star to enter the Premier League limelight.

He will be limited to appearances from the bench as he will find it difficult to dislodge any of Liverpool’s current starting forwards but who knows what might happen if scores a few goals from the bench?

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