Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp reveals what he has told Rhian Brewster ahead of next season


Klopp is gearing up for a fresh assault at the Premier League title race having just missed out to Manchester City last time out.

The Liverpool gaffer has a bevy of attacking talent at his disposal, led by all-star trio Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.

Brewster will be desperate to break into the first-team picture as the Reds seek to build on June’s Champions League final win.

The 19-year-old did his hopes of being given opportunities no harm as he bagged a brace in Liverpool’s 6-0 pre-season victory over Tranmere on Thursday night.

Post-match, Jurgen Klopp revealed he is a big fan of Brewster, who missed the majority of last season through injury.

And he revealed he has assured the former Chelsea youngster he can make an impact – although it may not be in his usual striking role.

“100 per cent [it is a big season] but it depends on [Brewster] as well,” Klopp said.

“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.”

Divock Origi, who signed a new deal earlier this week, was on target for Liverpool as Nathaniel Clyne, Curtis Jones and Bobby Duncan also helped put Tranmere to the sword.

Origi is determined to continue playing his part for the team rather than looking to capitalise on Salah, Mane and Firmino’s international commitments with Egypt, Senegal and Brazil respectively.

“Some people had a tournament and they need some vacation, but, for me personally, whenever I have fun on the pitch everything else comes,” Origi said.

“So I just try to focus on that, to be as fit as possible, having fun and expressing myself and helping the team.

“The rest will unfold by itself.”

Next up for Liverpool is Sunday’s friendly against Bradford this Sunday.



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