Liverpool kicked off their 2019/2020 season in style this evening as they swept Tranmere aside at Prenton Park.
Klopp gave 23 players a run out, with a brace from Rhian Brewster being the highlight, and a late injury to Paul Gletzel the only negative.
Forgotten Liverpool man Nathaniel Clyne opened the scoring with an exquisite finish into the top corner (Aaron Wan-Bissaka could never do that.) Brewster then scored two before half time, one from an assist from Harry Wilson, capping off a very successful first professional start for the exciting youngster.
Wholesale changes were made at the half time, and it was another Academy prospect who got on the scoresheet, with Curtis Jones tucking home a cross from Ben Woodburn. Just a day after signing his new contract, Champions League hero and the greatest Belgian of all time, Divock Origi helped himself to a goal, before Steven Gerrard’s cousin Bobby Duncan rounded off an excellent night’s work.
Speaking after the match to the club’s official website, Klopp had this to say about Brewster: “I saw a really good game and Rhian is a fantastic player…Rhian Brewster is a top striker, a top talent, and I am really happy. I told him already, he has an important role this year.”
Man of the match – Rhian Brewster. Making his first start for Liverpool, and, after an incredibly frustrating time on the injury table, it’s brilliant to see him back amongst the goals. He’s going to be something special.
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