On Monday, the Liverpool U23s faced off against the Leicester City U23s in Premier League 2. The Reds went down 1-0 in the first half, but were able to come away with an impressive 3-1 victory, thanks in large part to the contributions of the young, English striker Rhian Brewster.
Brewster kicked off Liverpool’s comeback with a deflected goal that was the culmination of a quick counter attack started by Ben Woodburn. Then Brewster went from scorer to provider, first with a cross to Matty Virtue, before sealing the game with a pass to Harry Wilson, who slotted it home.
The 17-year-old was pleased with his performance after the game, saying, “I haven’t scored in the league for a few games, so I thought I was due a goal. When it came to me, I thought ‘Let me have a go’. I was going to play in Trent [Alexander-Arnold], and when I scored he didn’t say anything – but I know I’m going to get a bit of stick in the changing room!
“It’s good to get goals, and also assists, it shows that I can do both.
“In the first half we couldn’t really get into the game. But the second half was much better, as it showed with three goals.
“When we scored the first, we had the momentum with us, and when we scored the second even more. We played really well and the third goal just summed up the performance in the second half.”