Liverpool supporters react to Rhian Brewster performance
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Liverpool supporters react to Rhian Brewster performance

There is no question that Liverpool’s attacking department could benefit from a top-up in the summer to help aid the workload for Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.

Divock Origi has struggled following on from his Champions League heroics last season. He has started just five Premier League matches this season and without a goal for the Reds since December.

Meanwhile, in the Championship, Liverpool have a young striker who is currently taking the division by storm.

Rhian Brewster was on the scoresheet again for Swansea City following their 2-2 draw with fellow play-off hopefuls Nottingham Forest.

NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND – JULY 15: Rhian Brewster of Swansea City scores the opening goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Swansea City at the City Ground Stadium on July 15, 2020 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Athena Pictures/Getty Images)

The 20-year-old has nine goals under Steve Cooper and is currently averaging a goal every two games.

There are cases to be made of Brewster having more of a sustained influence for Liverpool next season once his loan spell in south Wales in brought to an end.

Brewster has been waiting for an opportunity like this to come his way. When it arrives, you quite simply have to be ready.

The U17 World Cup winner made three appearances under Jurgen Klopp in the first team but is still awaiting his first senior goal for the Reds.

His time in the Championship will certainly give Brewster confidence that he can take that next step into the Premier League as well as a contest for a place in the English champions’ star-studded line-up.

Klopp has stated on numerous occasions that he will look to bolster and improve the squad with additions to the squad internally.

Brewster certainly fits the bill on this circumstance and given the lack of goals from Liverpool’s attacking understudies, he could be a real hit next season.

Origi has just five goals in 40 appearances this campaign, Xherdan Shaqiri has been plagued by injury and is a player that has been previously linked with a summer exit.

New recruit Takumi Minamino is still finding his feet since his arrival from RB Salzburg and the Japanese international isn’t considered a proven goalscorer which vindicates Liverpool’s need to bring back Brewster and add a now proven goalscorer to Liverpool’s ranks.

The idea of Brewster returning to the Liverpool set-up has certainly gone down well with a large chunk of Liverpool supporters and many are calling for the England youngster to be given a fair shot next season.

Putting him in around other first-team stars will make his task easier, and if he succeeds, Liverpool have a player ready to seize more chances, similarly to Curtis Jones, Harvey Elliott and Neco Williams.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – JULY 08: Rhian Brewster of Swansea City celebrates at full time with Steve Cooper Head Coach of Swansea City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Swansea City at the St. Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium on July 08, 2020 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Athena Pictures/Getty Images)

Is he ready?

The right answer for Liverpool may be to bring Brewster with the first team and to have him learn from the bench.

Liverpool’s current attacking trident is in no need of a shape-up, the concern is whether there are viable goalscoring options from the bench to aid Klopp should he ever need to cover in the possibility of injury or to help with the workload.

To be in a Premier League matchday squad for the first time will be a good experience in itself for the youngster.

Then if Liverpool are three goals up in the second half and dominating, as is very possible, Klopp could bring Brewster on for his Premier League bow.

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