Steven Gerrard issues worrying message to Liverpool youngsters
By Laura O’Leary
Steven Gerrard has issued a worrying verdict on youngsters chances of making it at Liverpool, stating you’ve “got to be world class.”
In an interview with the Daily Mail, the legendary player who is currently a coach in Liverpool’s academy spoke on the likes of Rhian Brewster’s chances of breaking into the first team at Anfield.
He said: “These kids have got to be world class now.
“If you’re very good, you’ll probably be a little bit short, especially in the top-six teams in the Premier League.”
Brewster has acquired much acclaim as of late after not only being a member of England’s U-17s World Cup winning team, but for winning the golden boot at that tournament.
Subscribe to Football Insider TV now
The 17-year-old striker has yet to made any appearances for Liverpool’s first team but has been tremendous form playing in the Premier League 2.
The hot prospect has scored three goals in his six appearances in the division, along with grabbing four assists.
The striker has been in Liverpool’s youth system since 2015, after moving over from Chelsea’s youth team.
Brewster has only just made the step up from Liverpool’s U-17s to their U-23s team, having being promoted to that higher level in the summer.
After issue a worrying warning about youngster’s chances, in particular Brewster’s, Gerrard was a little bit more reassuring further on in his interview, saying Klopp will take note of his performances.
He said: “We want him firing for the Under 23s and, basically, making sure Jurgen is taking notice of his performances.”
In other Liverpool news, a Liverpool legend is interested in returning to the club to help Jurgen Klopp.