Jurgen Klopp opens up about Rhian Brewster's role at Liverpool
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Jurgen Klopp opens up about Rhian Brewster's role at Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp opens up about Rhian Brewster's role at Liverpool

12 Jul 2019, 11:15

Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster has been praised by manager Jurgen Klopp after the latter revealed that the youngster has an important role to play this season after scoring twice in a 6-0 pre-season friendly win against Tranmere.

The 19-year-old has been tipped to fill the boots of Daniel Sturridge as the team's third-choice centre-forward after Roberto Firmino and Divock Origi, who recently signed a new contract.

However, Klopp reportedly wants the youngster to start developing his game as a whole and be an all-round player. 

"I love the boy, he is a fantastic player, but one of the goals I would have scored," said the manager.

"One hundred percent (it is a big season) but it depends on him as well," Klopp added. "Divock Origi stays, which is good news, Bobby Firmino is still there.

"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.

"We will see. He has to play different positions as well -- the centre, wing is possible I think. We will see how we line up, but there will be opportunities for him, I am sure."

European champions Liverpool have so far signed Dutch youngster Sepp van den Berg but are not expected to make any major signings in the transfer window.

"Rhian Brewster, (Alex) Oxlade-Chamberlain didn't play last year, all the young boys didn't play for us last year," said Klopp.

"The transfer market is open. We will see what we do, but I don't think it will be the biggest transfer window of all time."

In addition to Brewster's double, there were also goals for Origi, Curtis Jones, Bobby Duncan and Nathaniel Clyne in a squad that relied heavily on youth, with a number of internationals still to return to training.

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