Boss issues Brewster backing

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Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster has been told by manager Jurgen Klopp he has an important role to play this season.

Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster has been told by manager Jurgen Klopp he has an important role to play this season.

The 19-year-old, who scored twice in a 6-0 pre-season friendly win against Tranmere, could end up saving the Reds boss millions in the transfer window if he fulfils his potential.

He has been lined up to fill the boots vacated by Daniel Sturridge as the team’s third-choice centre-forward after Roberto Firmino and Divock Origi, who has just signed a new contract.

However, Klopp wants the player to start developing his all-round game.

‘I love the boy, he is fantastic player, but one of the goals I would have scored,’ said Klopp.

‘We knew Rhian was a good player before.

Why should I play it down? I just don’t want to talk after a game about the guy who scored two goals.

‘I saw a really good game and Rhian is a fantastic player.

‘One hundred per cent [it is a big season] but it depends on him as well.

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.’

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