The Liverpool front three of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, and Roberto Firmino have been up there with the best-attacking forces in the world over the past three years, scoring an improbable amount of goals and winning trophies along the way. Eventually, they’ll act as the blueprint for players like Rhian Brewster to follow.
Almost every game, they are relied upon to produce the goods for Liverpool, but that’s the problem. When the often ruthless trio are not quite at it, Jurgen Klopp is left without formidable solutions from the bench.
The Man to Solve a Recurring Problem at Liverpool
Rhian Brewster: The Plan B That Origi Has Not Provided
Divock Origi has produced some unforgettable moments, but this season has been nothing like the last, and his arrival on the pitch seems to affect Liverpool negatively. The Belgian has the height and perhaps natural goalscoring attributes over Firmino; however, his lack of hold up play, awareness and decision making all hinder Liverpool’s style.
The fact is, Liverpool are in desperate need of a plan B. They need a classic number nine, a natural, old fashioned striker who is ruthless in the box. That’s where Rhian Brewster comes in.
Rhian Brewster Is a Natural Born Goalscorer
Before his loan move to Swansea, many questioned Rhian Brewster’s future at Liverpool. Since swapping Anfield for Wales, however, everything the young Englishman has touched has turned to goals.
The 20-year-old has netted nine goals in just 18 appearances and looks as clinical as ever. With each passing game, Brewster looks more and more like the complete number nine Liverpool have been crying out for this season. He has the desire to press and scrap like Firmino while maintaining classic number nine attributes inside the six-yard box.
So often we see a Liverpool cross flash across the six-yard box, begging to be converted, only to be met by nobody. Firmino’s deep positioning doesn’t allow him to make that run; most of the time, he’s just a few seconds too late. Brewster, however, has proven his natural ability to play the role of a poacher inside the 6-yard box while at Swansea City; an ability that could prove extremely useful for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
The Chance for Goals Galore at Liverpool
One can only imagine the sheer amount of chances that would fall Brewster’s way with a supply line of Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson’s crosses to convert. His numbers at Swansea are impressive, but his numbers at Liverpool could eventually be world-class.
Missing out on Timo Werner was seen as a disappointment by many Liverpool fans, but it has, in fact, opened the door to Rhian Brewster to give Jurgen Klopp plenty to think about ahead of next season.