Last weekend saw Liverpool walk to a 3-1 victory over Newcastle United. Jürgen Klopp began the game with Divock Origi playing on the left wing, allowing Roberto Firmino a rest. However, an ankle injury to the big Belgian forced him off the pitch after 37 minutes.
The gaffer has given a prognosis of around a fortnight but Liverpool have to play Napoli, Chelsea and MK Dons in that time, he could also potentially miss the Reds away trip to Sheffield United. Although it is never good to see a Liverpool player limp off, this could prove a blessing in disguise in the long term for one reason: Rhian Brewster.
The Kop has been yearning to see young Rhian Brewster kick off his Liverpool career. The 19 year old striker has had his Liverpool debut set back by a series of injuries but he is full of promise. Brewster picked up the golden boot at the 2017 U17s world cup, gaining notoriety after back to back hat-tricks against USA and Brazil. Jürgen Klopp definitely sees him as part of his long term plans as he was in the matchday squad for Liverpool historic 4-0 win against Barcelona as well as the Champions League final in Madrid.
With Origi out injured and Liverpool with a lot of games to play, we will likely see Brewster make his first team debut in the next fortnight. If the striker hits the ground running, Divock Origi’s injury could prove to be a turning point in Liverpool’s history. A lot is expected of the young England striker, if he delivers his could be a career to remember.