Jürgen Klopp has some decisions to make before the start of the new season. The gaffer needs to find himself a fourth choice centre back, he needs to get rid of some deadwood and he needs to choose a backup striker. Divock Origi was Roberto Firmino’s deputy last season but he failed to impress when given a chance – barring the huge games of course. The sensational pre-season from of Rhian Brewster should see Divock Origi loaned out for the season.
Hit and miss Origi
Last season Divock Origi managed just four goals in 706 Premier League minutes, picking up one assist along the way.
At 25-years-old we need to be seeing more from the Belgian by now.
The towering striker has always popped up for us in big games but we need to be able to trust him when Bobby needs a rest.
His form last season hasn’t given us much faith in his ability to eventually take over as our first choice striker.
For what feels like eternity we have been waiting for Rhian Brewster to burst onto the scene.
The youngster was loaned to Swansea City in January and took his opportunity with both hands, netting 11 goals for the Swans and firing them into the playoffs.
The wonderkid has shown in pre-season that he wants to fight for his place at Anfield, scoring three goals in two games against Stuttgart and Red Bull Salzburg.
Brewster over Origi
Jürgen Klopp will have to pick between Rhian Brewster and Divock Origi ahead of the new season.
The boss can’t keep both of them without wasting one of them, they both need regular game time – the question is who will get it at Liverpool?
Owing to his pre-season form it would be ridiculous to not give Brewster a shot at the deputy spot ahead of Origi.
The Belgian has had his chances and failed to take them, he would benefit from a season as a first choice striker. To sell him now would be premature but if he gets a full season under his belt as a first choice then we may finally see him realise his potential.
Brewster has shown in pre-season that he has the instinct to be in the right place at the right time, when we need a big goal we should be able to bring him on.