Ex-Liverpool midfielder Jason McAteer is excited to see Rhian Brewster make his first-team debut for the Reds.
The striker is expected to make his senior bow for the Merseyside club in Wednesday’s League Cup tie against MK Dons.
Having hit the headlines back in 2016 when he won the Golden Boot in England’s victorious Under-17 Word Cup winning campaign, Brewster has since had to bide his time for his chance.
But that looks set to come at Stadium MK, and McAteer is looking forward to seeing what the 19-year-old can do.
“Brewster might get the opportunity [against MK Dons] to say to the manager, listen, I should be in and around the first team squad more often, I want to be on that bench; Divock Origi is injured now so I want to be on that squad list“, the former Republic of Ireland international told LFC TV.
“It will be nice to see if he gets game time against MK Dons and shows what he can do.
“He had pre-season and he showed, certainly against Tranmere, that he can be dangerous.”
Despite not having tasted any competitive match action, Brewster, who is now an England Under-21 international, scored four times in pre-season and was an unused substitute in the Reds’ Champions League final victory over Tottenham Hotspur.