Brewster: Sturridge exit proves that Klopp has faith in me

Joe Williams
Rhian Brewster Liverpool

Liverpool youngster Rhian Brewster believes that Jurgen Klopp has shown faith in him by not signing a replacement for Daniel Sturridge.

Sturridge left the club on a free transfer in the summer to Turkish side Trabzonspor, which looked to leave the club a striker short but, instead of bringing in a replacement, Klopp has promoted Brewster to a more senior role.

Although Brewster has yet to play a Premier League minute this term he is set for a role in Liverpool‘s EFL Cup campaign as they play MK Dons on Wednesday night.

“Klopp spoke to me and told me, ‘You’re going to get your chance this year’ and I’m just waiting for that chance now so that I can prove him right,” Brewster told the Daily Mirror.

“He’s not one of those managers you don’t want to speak to, he’s a great manager and he’s so down to earth.

“At the moment it’s just about getting game time. Playing for the Under-23s is good because obviously I was out for so long, so he’s trying to put me into it [the first team] slowly and not just throw me in there.”

Brewster added: “One less striker gives you more opportunity to break into the first team, so of course, Sturridge going there is more opportunity for me to play.

“You look at every single signing and Klopp not signing another striker, it seems he has faith in me to do a job as well.”