Jurgen Klopp has insisted that Rhian Brewster has an important role to play for Liverpool this season after the youngster scored twice in their 6-0 win over Tranmere Rovers.
The highly-rated 19-year-old started Liverpools opening pre-season match at Prenton Park and impressed with an assist and two confident finishes before coming off at half-time.
Brewster, who won the Golden Boot when Englands U17 side lifted the World Cup in 2017, has endured an injury nightmare after being sidelined for 15 months with a serious ankle injury.
He finally returned to fitness in April and Klopp hinted that he would compete with senior strikers Roberto Firmino and Divock Origi for a place in Liverpools attack following Daniel Sturridges departure.
When asked whether it will be a big season for Brewster, Klopp responded: 100 per cent, but again it depends on him as well.
Divock Origi stays, obviously, which is good news; Bobby Firmino is still there; Rhian Brewster is a top striker, a top talent, and I am really happy.
I told him already, he has an important role this year – but how important? Again, it depends on him and we will see.
He has to play different positions as well because the centre is OK, wing I think is possible, and then we will see how we can line up. There will be opportunities for him, I am really sure.
Brewster joined Liverpools academy in 2014 after spending six years at Chelsea and was rewarded for his progress on Merseyside with a five-year contract last June.
Injury problems have delayed Brewsters impact on the first-team and although he is yet to make his senior debut, he was named on the bench for the thrilling 4-0 win over Barcelona in May.
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