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Jurgen Klopp says ‘exceptionally good’ Rhian Brewster is ready for the Premier League

Rhian Brewster could be set for Premier League action this season (Picture: AMA/Getty Images) Rhian Brewster has caught the eye for Liverpool in pre-season so far and Jurgen Klopp believes he is ready to make an impact in the Premier League. The 19-year-old has scored three times in just two friendly matches this summer, netting twice against Tranmere and once against Bradford, and is set to feature in the trio of fixtures the Reds have on their US tour, starting on Friday. Klopp knows he has a great talent on his hands, but remains cautious about over-using the forward when the season gets underway. ‘You know how it is in football, it’s pre-season, he’s still very young,’ Klopp told Liverpool’s official website. ‘He has expectations, I have expectations. He has expectations and that’s good, it’s absolutely good. More: UKBullied teen invited to prom by parents whose daughter took her own lifeAsda releases new Lion King themed bedroom collectionVictoria Beckham wears her thoughts on her shirt as she declares herself style icon ‘The thing is, the Premier League is the Premier League and we need to make sure he is ready for that. We think he is ready, to be honest, but we have to see when and how often and stuff like this.’ Brewster’s development was stalled as he missed almost the whole of 2018 with serious knee and ankle injuries, but Klopp is delighted to have him back and getting game time with the first team. Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane are all missing from Liverpool’s tour of the US due to international commitments, so Brewster will have further chances to shine. ‘He was injured for a long time. He is a fantastic footballer, we fought really hard for getting him and then keeping him and all that stuff. Now he is here and I think he sees the chance, the chance is there and that’s very good. Brewster scored against Bradford last weekend (Picture: Liverpool FC via Getty Images) ‘He is an exceptionally good boy and player and I am really excited about the future, but there is not pressure at all on him. ‘The big guns are not in and we are all focused and the boys and stuff like that, but don’t put pressure on him. ‘I think he can deal with it because he is a really confident boy, but to be a real Premier League striker you have to miss a chance in front of 50,000, hear the noise, feeling the importance and then if you go again, you have a good chance to be a really big gun.’ Liverpool play Borussia Dortmund on Friday, then Sevilla on Sunday and Sporting on Wednesday. MORE: Rivaldo tells Philippe Coutinho to snub potential Liverpool return MORE: Liverpool and Arsenal submit offers to sign Lille winger Nicolas Pepe...


Published By: Metro - Thursday, 18 July

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