If Rhian Brewster lives up to the hype then he will save Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp millions in the transfer window.
The 19-year-old is set for his breakthrough season with the first team after being lined up for more than a year to fill the boots of departed striker Daniel Sturridge.
While the England Under-17 World Cup winner will start as back-up to Roberto Firmino and Champions League hero Divock Origi the promise he has shown already suggests he could have a part to play.
He has been the leading scorer in pre-season, benefiting from the absence of Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah who were all on extended breaks because of summer international duty.
While it is unwise to judge players on that form alone, the fact Klopp has been prepared to not only wait for him to recover from serious knee and ankle injuries but leave a place open in his squad despite the loss of a senior striker, shows how highly he is rated.
“I love the boy, he is fantastic player. Why should I play it down?” said the manager.
“Rhian Brewster is a top striker, he is a top talent and I have told him already that he has an important role this year – but how important depends on him.”
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