The Liverpool front three is one of the deadliest that the Premier League has ever seen. Mo Salah has broken records with ease since arriving from Roma, Roberto Firmino has dazzled defenders and supporters alike with subtle touches and intelligent movement, Sadio Mane has pulled out moments of individual brilliance when the Reds needed it the most. Although Jürgen Klopp has this inimitable front three at his disposal he has little strength in depth behind them, next season Rhian Brewster should move ahead of Divock Origi in the pecking order.
Cult hero, league zero
Divock Origi is one of the most frustrating players Liverpool have had for some time. We absolutely love him. He has scored some of the most memorable, most vital goals of our recent history. However, those are the only goals he scores.
We simply cannot trust Big Div to step in for a midweek game away at Southampton when Bobby needs a rest.
This season in the Premier League we have seen Origi net a mere three goals in 642 minutes. At 25-years-old we need to be thinking seriously about his long term viability as a backup striker.
The crown prince
Rhian Brewster has been on the verge of greatness for some time. For years we have been hearing about this fox in the box ready to burst onto the Premier League scene. However, a couple of unfortunate injuries have postponed the striker’s ascent.
This January Brewster was loaned out to Swansea City. The 20-year-old has been incredibly impressive for the Swans, scoring vital goals and helping the Welsh side to a place in the Championship play offs.
The prodigy has netted 10 goals in 20 games for the Swans this season, including a long range screamer on a dramatic final day of the season.
Brewster over Origi
Rhian Brewster simply has to move ahead of Divock Origi in the pecking order next season. The 2020/21 campaign is one in which we will need to see something from one of these strikers, something to show that we don’t need to invest in another backup striker.
Roberto Firmino is one of the finest creative forwards playing today but we cannot expect him to be able to play every game indefinitely, we need backup for him but also competition for him. Without competition players can drop in form, we can’t have Bobby resting on his laurels.
Prioritising Brewster over Origi would be a brave move but one which can pay off greatly in the long term. The youngster needs first team football at the highest level if he is to ever realise his potential, next season could be his big break.