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Klopp sets challenge for Liverpool whizkid Brewster after Tranmere brace

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has challenged Rhian Brewster to take his opportunities this season.

The 19-year-old scored twice in Thursday's 6-0 friendly win over Tranmere Rovers.

With Roberto Firmino and Divock Origi in front on the pecking order, Klopp wants to see Brewster elevate his game after an injury ravaged two seasons.

Asked if he should play down Brewster's performance, Klopp said: "Why should I play down? I only don't want to talk after a game like that [about] the guy who scored two goals, like it always is in football, 'Oh, he is so good, he scored two!' I saw a really good game and Rhian is a fantastic player, that is the only thing I want to talk about. We can talk about Rhian, no problem, I don't want to play him down or it down.

"100 per cent, but again it depends on him as well. Divock Origi stays, obviously, which is good news; Bobby Firmino is still there; Rhian Brewster is a top striker, a top talent, and I am really happy.

"I told him already, he has an important role this year – but how important? Again, it depends on him and we will see. He has to play different positions as well because the centre is OK, wing I think is possible, and then we will see how we can line up. There will be opportunities for him, I am really sure."

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