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Brewster: You Need to Work For It

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The youngest seeks to challenge Liverpool’s talented front three for playing time.

Liverpool Training Session Photo by Nick Taylor/Liverpool FC/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

Just about any player in world football would find it difficult to make their way into Liverpool’s incredible front line. Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah, and Sadio Mane seem to have merged into one, three-headed, unstoppable, goal-scoring entity in the last two plus seasons that they’ve been playing together.

Rhian Brewster, Liverpool’s young, talented academy player who got his first team debut against MK Dons, wants to work his way into that trio, but he knows that it won’t be easy.

“You can’t think it’s easy and you’re just going to get there with your talent, because you need to work hard as well,” he told Scouted Football.

”I’ve seen a lot of people with talent but not everyone makes it because of the attitude and the drive. You’ve got to work for it, it’s not just given to you. You’ve got to earn your way into the starting line-up.”

Even though he’s become a fixture for the U23 team, Brewster often ruminates on what could have happened if not for being sidelined with injury.

“Of course there was some frustration there, because I’m thinking, ‘If I wasn’t injured, would that be me?’. It does spur me on, because it shows I want to get there,” Brewster admitted.

Depending on Klopp’s decision, Brewster may get another opportunity in the League Cup on Wednesday when the Reds take on Arsenal.