Jadon Sancho has backed Liverpool youngster Rhian Brewster to make a big impact as the striker continues to impress in pre-season.
England winger Sancho and Brewster, both 19 years old, are good friends having come through the youth ranks with England together, winning the Under-17 World Cup in 2017.
However, their fortunes since then have diverged, with Sancho breaking into the senior national setup after becoming a regular starter for Borussia Dortmund in Germany, while Brewster is yet to make an appearance for the Liverpool first team.
The striker remains highly-rated by Jurgen Klopp, though, and after scoring a penalty against Sancho’s Dortmund side, his friend believes it is only a matter of time before Brewster is replicating that form in the Premier League.
“I feel like he can do it,” said Sancho. “I have played with him. I know how good he is. He causes defenders nightmares.
“He is a great player. I feel like he is at the right club, he is developing and he is still so young. He is developing and that is the main thing. Just give him the time and patience and you will see.
“I played with him a lot for England and he scored a lot of goals for us and I have assisted him. It’s a good thing for us to have someone like him.
“I knew the penalty was going in as soon as he put the ball in his hands. I’ve seen him do it all the time, top corner. I just knew what was coming.
“He spends time after training, practising and practising his technique. I always used to see him out on the pitches. Penalties, free-kicks, he took them all.”
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