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  • David Tyrer

Rhian Brewster akin to Fowler and Rushie, says McAteer

If you were to compare a youngster to two of LFC's greatest ever players, you'd simultaneously be putting that kid under a lot of pressure and giving him massive praise.

That's the case with Rhian Brewster, who former Liverpool star Jason McAteer has compared to Ian Rush and Robbie Fowler.

The pair scored over 500 goals between them at Liverpool and both are widely considered two of the club's greatest players.

But Rhian Brewster has done something before his 20th birthday that Robbie Fowler never managed, to win a European Cup. Rushie, of course, has two medals but Brewster has yet to make his senior debut for team.

It's now time for the talented forward to pay back the faith put in him by Jurgen Klopp, and to earn that medal. But Jason believes he has more than enough ability to do that.

Speaking to Sky Sports News, McAteer said: "His progression is coming along nicely, it's a great learning curve for him. He's had that injury but he now looks like he's fully fit and come back from it.

"You can see bits of Rushy [Ian Rush] in him, the way he runs, the way he closes people down. Also, bits of Robbie Fowler in his finishing.

"If he turns out half as good as those two, I'm sure we've got a real player on our hands!"

He did strike a note of caution though, not to expect too much too soon, as he is still just a kid. He continued: "I watched him against Tranmere really closely, and when the ball comes into him he makes the ball stick; his decision-making his really, really good.

"He's not frightened to have a pop when it opens up for him.

"He looks very, very good, but he's still got a long way to go."

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