Klopp suggests Rhian Brewster could be handed Reds’ chance next term

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has indicated that Rhian Brewster could have an important role to play for the team next season. The teenager has yet to make a competitive appearance for the Reds but he has been highly-rated by the coaching staff at the club and has been fancied to make his first-team debut in the near future.

Speaking in a press conference, Klopp praised the 19-year-oldand said that the forward could feature in some games for the club next term, he said: “I love the boy, he is fantastic player. Why should I play it down? Rhian Brewster is a top striker, he is a top talent and I have told him already that he has an important role this year – but how important depends on him.”

Brewster was expected to make his breakthrough with the Reds last season but the same was halted by a long-term injury. Nonetheless, he has managed to overcome the same with some impressive performances during the current pre-season and that has certainly enhanced the prospects of making his debut with the club.

At present, Liverpool have just two out-and-out strikers in Roberto Firmino and Divock Origi, considering the club have parted ways with Danny Ings and Daniel Sturridge. The duo should mostly share the duties in the Premier League next term but Klopp may consider utilising Brewster for the Cup competitions, where rotation has become a general norm.

The European champions have witnessed a quiet summer transfer window and they have landed just the signature of Sepp van den Berg from PEC Zwolle. Van den Berg, 17, is unlikely to play any role for the first-team anytime soon and he will be expected to link up with the academy teams, where he has the opportunity to impress and break into Klopp’s side in the future.