Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster has been told his time will come at Anfield, and that he just needs to be patient.
The talented 19-year-old has been kept at the club this year by manager Jurgen Klopp, who was quick to deny him a loan move elsewhere in the summer.
It’s been a fairly quiet start to the 2019/20 season for Brewster, who has made just one first-team appearance against MK Dons, which was his competitive debut.
Brewster is realistic though, and has shared what the German has told him.
Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: “You’ve just got to be patient and wait for your turn. Obviously the boss has a plan for me and he knows what he’s doing, clearly.
“Just chatting to him and stuff, he says, ‘Just be patient, your time will come, it will happen,’ and I’m just waiting. I’m being patient.”
Some anticipated Brewster would leave to gain regular minutes elsewhere in 2019/20, but he revealed Klopp told him no ‘straight away’.
Brewster just needs to keep his head down and keep working hard – it’s a good thing he perfectly understands the situation at Anfield.
Obviously Roberto Firmino, Mo Salah and Sadio Mane are all amazing players and none of them can easily be dropped.
Brewster just needs to take his chances in the cup games – that way he can start being selected for Premier League matchday squads and can build his way up with substitute appearances.
Eventually, his chance will come for the Reds.