Date: 12th July 2019 at 1:00pm
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Liverpool kicked off their pre-season campaign with an emphatic 6-0 drubbing of League One newcomers Tranmere Rovers last night with many fringe and youth players on show. The performance left a number of supporters picking out one name in particular – Rhian Brewster – his brace and assist has drawn many plaudits ahead of the new season.

The young striker is just one of many being given an early look this pre-season by manager Jurgen Klopp and he certainly took his first opportunity to impress correctly. Two goals and an assist in the first half was all that was needed for the 19-year-old with Klopp electing to play two different starting elevens for each half.

Brewster suffered serious ligament damage to his right ankle back in the 2017/18 season which has stalled his progression into the senior side to date. He was named on the bench for the final two matches of the season – the stunning comeback against Barcelona and the final win over Tottenham in the Champions League.

Four of Liverpool’s stars from that European run are set to return to pre-season training on Saturday after an extended period of time off due to their international commitments – these are Virgil van Dijk, Jordan Henderson, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Georginio Wijnaldum. Their return is most likely too soon to feature in Liverpool’s final English pre-season friendly against Bradford City on Sunday but they will amongst the squad departing for the United States next week where they will face much higher-quality European opposition.

Read a selection of the reaction from Brewster’s standout performance below:

 

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