Rhian Brewster scored two poacher’s goals to open his pre-season account in style as he finally got the chance to show fans what he’s made of after a lengthy spell on the sidelines with injury.
He told Liverpoolfc.com: “It’s mad how far you can come in a year. I’m loving every minute of pre-season. It’s tough, don’t get me wrong, but I’d rather be out there than on the treatment bench. I’m taking every moment as it comes. It’s great to be back out there.
“This time last year I was out injured, I was here watching the boys play against Tranmere and this year I’m here playing.”
The young forward missed pre-season last year as he was out with an injury which, all in all, would see him miss 440 days of action.
Now, after scoring two goals in his first ever pre-season with the Liverpool first team, things are starting to look up for him in a big way.
Brewster is set to be a part of the first team setup and given the instinctive nature of his goals against Tranmere, he’s likely to be a huge hit if he’s presented with similar opportunities throughout the season coming.
Klopp is unlikely to make any marquee signings as things stand so between Brewster and Divock Origi, Liverpool will need to trust the players they already have to make the difference.
Much like young Brewster, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is expected to feel like a new signing given that he missed most of last season due to the knee injury he suffered in April 2018 that required surgery.
The Reds’ next fixture is on Sunday as the Reds play Bristol City which should give Brewster another chance to find the back of the net and get his confidence up.