Liverpool have some of the brightest young talents in the country and even the best coaches to help them reach their potential. One such man is U-23s manager Neil Critchley.
Rhian Brewster has just played his second competitive match this season in his quest to return to full fitness. He might not even get a shot at the first team this season, but who can play a 19 year old in the UCL semi-final against Barcelona.
Still his current manager thinks pre-season would be the time for the young striker to bare his goods to Klopp and the fans, to make a place in the squad.
“After over a year out, Rhian has had 70 minutes against Leicester and then another 70 minutes against Blackburn.
“We saw last summer in the States that the likes of Rafa (Camacho), Curtis (Jones) and Ben (Woodburn) got opportunities.
“Our players are always well aware of that. They need to make sure they look after themselves over the summer and follow their fitness programmes so they’re able to hit the ground running in July.
“The days of putting on half a stone over the close seasons are gone. You have to look after yourself all year round. Pre-season is a massively important time for these young players.”
– Neil Critchley via Liverpool Echo