Date: 12th July 2019 at 7:34am
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Could this be the season that Rhian Brewster gets to show what he can do on the big stage for Liverpool?

The 19-year-old striker grabbed the headlines after he helped Jurgen Klopp’s side dismantle Tranmere 6-0 in their first pre-season friendly on Thursday.

He scored twice and made another after playing the first 45 minutes last night and both goals showcased his predatory instincts.

His first came from a short-range header from a Harry Wilson cross, the second just before half-time when Tranmere keeper Scott Davies parried a shot from James Milner.

Klopp is a fan. He was quoted on the official Liverpool website as saying: “Rhian Brewster is a top striker, a top talent… I told him already, he has an important role this year – but how important? Again, it depends on him… 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.”

That he’s a part of Klopp’s plans is huge for Brewster after a serious injury in January 2018 saw him miss a whole year of development.

Sadio Mane is still playing in the Africa Cup of Nations and will miss most if not all of Liverpool’s pre-season, as will Xherdan Shaqiri who is still out with an injury he got in the Nations League.

That opens the door for Brewster and he looks determined to make the most of his opportunity.

Plenty of Liverpool fans are convinced that he will feature next season and were on Twitter praising his display against Tranmere: