L'impressionnante forme de pré-saison de Rhian Brewster n'a pas surpris Georginio Wijnaldum.L'attaquant de 20 ans a porté son total à trois buts en deux matches amicaux en sortant du banc pour marquer un doublé élégant qui a valu à Liverpool un match nul 2-2 contre Salzbourg mardi.
Brewster has picked up where he left off after a successful loan spell with Swansea City last season – in which he scored 11 times in 22 appearances for the Championship club – and Wijnaldum explained why is waiting for such performances of his teammate.
‘I’m not’ impressed ‘because I already know what kind of quality he has,’ the midfielder told Liverpoolfc.com, when asked to sum up Brewster’s pre-season so far .
“We trained together for a few years and he also showed in training that his finish is amazing so I’m not really impressed!
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Jürgen Klopp introduced Brewster as one of the many substitutes around the hour at Red Bull Arena, with the Reds going on to end the game 2-0.
And Wijnaldum believes the depth of the squad will be vital throughout what promises to be a relentless 2020-2021 schedule.
The Netherlands international said: “This is how it should be. Now we have the fixtures, we all know it’s going to be a really tough season with a lot of games, so a lot of players will be playing a lot of games.
“So if you have a lot of players who can bring quality to the pitch, that makes it even better for the team. We are really happy that the guys who came, the young players, made the difference today.
The friendly against Salzburg brought the Premier League champions’ pre-season training camp to a close and Wijnaldum considers their stay in Austria beneficial.
“I think every training camp is a good camp, I think mostly now because we only had a little over two weeks to prepare for the Community Shield,” continued the No.5.
“It’s always good to have a good preparation in the preseason because it’s basically the preseason for the start of the season. It went pretty well, we had to face some circumstances but also did well, so it was a good training camp.