Liverpool’s Rhian Brewster played his part during England U21s’ 5-1 win over their Austrian counterparts. The Reds prospect made an impact after coming off the bench with 30 minutes remaining.
Aidy Boothroyd’s side where already 4-1 up and the introduction of Brewster helped solidify the win.
England U21s have won all three of their Euro 2020 qualification games and sit top of Group 3.
The highly touted 19-year-old had an impressive cameo on Tuesday night. After being subbed on after an hour against Austria U21, he made an impact that should warrant a start next time out.
The Liverpool player earned an assist as his low cross was tapped home by Eddie Nkeitiah to secure his hat-trick. Brewster almost had a second assist after winning a penalty late in the game.
However Nkeitiah, currently on loan at Leeds from Arsenal, fluffed his lines and failed to add to his three goals.
All three of Brewster’s England U21 appearances have come from the bench. But it is performances like this that show the Liverpool forward can be an asset even when he’s not scoring goals.
The England U21 boss now has a selection headache as it becomes difficult to keep Brewster benched.