Rhian Brewster is clearly getting the ‘new signing’ treatment – if his start to the season is anything to go by.
The youngster is yet to even appear on the bench in a Premier League game so far. For a player who is finally getting a first-team chance, it’s quite surprising.
It’s also easy to worry, seeing as Jurgen Klopp called him one of Liverpool ‘new players’ in the summer.
If that’s the case, why isn’t he looking like a viable option?
Well, it’s almost certainly because Klopp can take his time with a ‘new signing’ – and clearly, that extends to ‘pseudo-signings’ like Brewster.
Fabinho, for instance, didn’t feature for months after signing last summer. Andy Robertson and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain barely featured at all the previous year until around December. Judging from this methodology, Brewster is being held back while he gets up to speed.
Brewster has been around for a while but it will take time for him to adapt to Liverpool’s style. But it does for everyone, be it a player arriving from AS Monaco or merely stepping up from the youth set-up.