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Liverpool No 2 Lijnders: Brewster progress makes us all proud

Liverpool No 2 Pep Lijnders is full of praise for Rhian Brewster ahead of their Carabao Cup tie with MK Dons.

Brewster was an unused substitute for the win at Chelsea.

Lijnders said of the England Under-21 international on Tuesday: "I was his coach when he came from Chelsea (as a 15-year-old).

"That he is already on the bench away at Chelsea, for me, is massive. It makes us all proud. If he does start or doesn't start tomorrow, he is a player who is every time more ready.

"He had a long injury [Brewster had ankle and knee surgery in 2017-18], it was not that easy for him. But he has goals in him, he has technique, good physically.

"He is a complete striker, a typical nine who can come first post, score with his head, turn in the box, play one-on-one, can score a scruffy goal as well, unbelievable shot. And a good boy. But let's see."

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