Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp believes that Rhian Brewster is ready to be a star at Anfield. But the 52-year-old has sent him a precautionary message ahead of the Premier League season 2019-20.
Klopp has admittedly been impressed with the star’s quick development since his debut after overcoming a serious injury.
The 19-year-old striker has already scored three goals in pre-season with a brace against Tranmere Rovers and one against Bradford City and there is a great hope that he can become one of the best talents in world football.
The German boss says that the most important thing is to allow the teenage frontman to gradually develop without too much pressure piled on his shoulders.
Liverpool have now flown across to the USA for the next stage of pre-season on a tour which sees them take on Borussia Dortmund on July 19 before facing off against Sevilla on July 21 and Sporting CP on July 24.
The teenage striker is expected to play in all the three friendly matches as the likes of Mohammed Salah, Sadio Mane, and Roberto Firminho who are still away after a summer of tournaments.
“You know how it is in football, it’s pre-season, he’s still very young,” the manager told the club’s official website.
“He has expectations, I have expectations. He has expectations and that’s good, it’s absolutely good.
“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.
“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.
“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,” said Klopp.