Before the season started, when all the loan conversations were happening between Liverpool’s young, budding starlets and Jürgen Klopp, there was one player in particular who would not be entertaining a season away from Melwood. He is Rhian Brewster.
Brewster is on the edge of Liverpool’s first team and his opportunities for action this season will be few and far between. But, at just 19-years-old, Brewster has plenty of time to get onto the adult pitch.
Speaking with Sky Sports, the young striker spoke about his future, working hard to earn your place, and trusting Klopp.
“You’ve just got to be patient and wait for your turn,” said Brewster. “Obviously the boss has a plan for me and he knows what he’s doing, clearly.
“Just chatting to him and stuff, he says, ‘Just be patient, your time will come, it will happen,’ and I’m just waiting. I’m being patient.
“He said no (to a loan) straight away, so that shows that he has great faith in me and wants to push me towards the first team.
“Obviously it’s hard, with our front three, to get game-time because they’re all amazing players. It’s going to be difficult, but you just have to keep going and going.”
Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané and Roberto Firmino currently have those attacking positions locked down. But if Brewster is indeed prepared to be patient and learn from Klopp and his training, he could emerge as a real competitor in Liverpool’s attack one day in the not-too-distant future. For now, cup games will have to do.