FIFA U-17 World Cup is not far away and will be hosted by India between 6 and 28 October, 2017 which is unquestionably the greatest ever football contest in nation’s history. Plenty of future stars of world football will compete in this prestigious event, a few, however, have already earned loads of acknowledgement for their immense talent and high potential.
Rhian Brewster, the Liverpool sensation, is one of those highly-rated prodigies who is going to be a key figure in England’s attack. The Three Lions forward has netted 12 times in 16 outings for the U-17s and continued his good run of form in 2017 UEFA European Under-17 Championship held in Croatia earlier this month. England progressed through to the finals but lost 4–1 to Spain in tie-breaker. Despite enjoying a thoroughly productive campaign, Brewster was one of two Englishmen who missed their spot-kicks in title heartbreak.
The 17 year old Liverpool striker joined the Reds a couple of years back from Chelsea. Brewster’s impressive display for the U-17s earned him a slot in their U-23 squad and he netted on his debut against Ipswich Town earlier this year. He became regular since then and earned glowing praise from the Reds boss Jurgen Klopp for his sparkling form:
“Rhian made outstanding steps in the last few months, I’ve known him for probably more than a year and how it is with boys at his age, they grow and that’s good. He is physically stronger, a wonderfully skilled boy, real striker, good finisher, and fantastic work ethic.”
Liverpool’s injury concerns handed him an opportunity to become the first ever player born in the year 2000 to feature in Premier League when he made it to the senior squad against Stoke City. But he remained as an unused sub and Daniel Sturridge’s return following a back injury reduced his odds to play in Premier League for the time being. Later he travelled with the England U-17s for the European Championship and missed the remainder of the Reds’ campaign.
Brewster is considered as a huge prospect and England, one of the favorites, will rely on him to lead the attack and continue his great run of form during this prestigious event.