7 Mar 2017

Next 'Suarez'? Exciting striker who 'mimics' Firmino admits he's desperate to 'play' for Liverpool first team

One of Liverpool's most promising Academy talents has revealed his dream to break into Jurgen Klopp's first team squad.

In an interview today with LFC.tv commentator Steve Hunter, 16-year old Rhian striker Rhian Brewster revealed that he rejected Chelsea to sign for Liverpool, and made it clear he has eye on a first team place:

"All I want to do is play for Liverpool’s first team. I will do all I can to try and make that happen, so if that means doing extra work in training, not going out with friends, eating well and working hard every day, I will do it.”

Some info about Brewster:

* 16-year old striker for Liverpool's U18s and U23 teams. 7 goals in 6 games for England U17s.

* Described as a 'talented striker with an eye for goal' on Liverpool's official website.

* Nov 2016: Scored a hat-trick for LFC's first-team in a friendly during the November international break.

* Mar 2017: On working with Steve McManaman: "It’s great to learn from [McManaman]. I wanted to work on different types of finishing and he was a big help for me. Steve was giving the full-backs and wingers great advice".

* Mar 2017: On Roberto Firmino: "I try and mimic the way he [Firmino] plays and be myself too. Firmino is a team player and he scores goals.”

* Mar 2017: On his football idol: "Luis Suarez is amazing and I look up to him. His playing style is a bit like mine, quick feet, and can score goals.”

Brewster clearly has self-confidence if he's comparing himself to Luis Suarez (!) That's a good thing, though, and hopefully he'll prove his worth if/when he's given a chance in the first-team.

Ability alone is not enough, though. Suarez offers more than just prodigious ability - he has incredibly high standards; a relentless, indefatigable will to win, and an intolerate for underperformance from his team-mates. That is the type of personality Liverpool need in the squad.


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