Brewster: 'I know I’m not going to be the number one striker'
- Rhian is aware he won't be first-choice in Klopp's pecking order and states he's got plenty to learn from Bobby
- Brewster says he can cover any position upfront and will be happy any time he gets minutes
- The youngster snubbed approaches from top European sides and is ready to repay Klopp's trust
“I know I’m not going to be the number one striker, I’m not stupid,” the England under-18 international told JOE. “We’ve got Bobby [Roberto Firmino], who is world class and is so intelligent in the way he leads the attack. I am constantly learning from him, looking at why he’s one of the first names on the teamsheet.
“I pay attention to the way he times his movements to draw defenders, how he presses and all that, but without losing sight of my own strengths as well. I believe you should always be focused on improving, but always be yourself too - you can’t just copy another player.
“I can play anywhere in the front three and we’ve got Mo [Salah] and Sadio [Mane] in the other two spots, which is pure fire. All three are at the very top of the game, among the best players in the world.
“I’m still young and I know I’m not going be in the starting 11 week in, week out, it’s unreasonable. I just want the minutes to show I can be a really good option for the manager and to help my growth as a Liverpool player.
“If there’s an injury, a suspension, fatigue or any other issue, I want the club to feel like they can trust me to step in and I want to provide whatever support I can to the team.
“The boss has told me many times that he believes in me, that he rates my game and my attitude. He has said there will be opportunities. I did assess other options, but right now, I think I’m good enough to push for a place around the first team.
“All I need is to get fully fit again and be given the chance to prove him right, prove myself right, contribute in the best way I can and make everyone proud.”
The 18-year-old is currently sidelined until Christmas. He underwent ankle and knee operations on damaged ligaments.
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