Rhian Brewster, England’s hattrick hero.

English football at youth levels is having a party in 2017. Positive results at European Championships, Toulon and U20s World Cup are now carried on by the U17s’s astonishing performance, eliminating Brazil in the semis to get to the final in India.

The hero of the Young Lions’s 3-1 victory over the Brazilians was definitely the Liverpool starlet, Rhian Brewster, scorer of a marvelous hattrick. It’s worth noting he already had scored another hattrick in the quarter-finals against USA, so it’s been two paramount performances from Brewster.

It’s no surprise to realize that Brewster is highly regarded at Liverpool and by first manager, Jürgen Klopp, since his arrival at a very young age. The U17s player is not a target man or just a natural goalscorer; he can also play second fiddle to another forward and can provide a lot of assists –in his six matches with Liverpool this season he has made four assists, which is a pretty good sum for a centre forward.

Liverpool has been lacking promising strikers in a while now and with the rise of Brewster, things may be looking up for the Reds.

Ever since he was signed from Chelsea’s youth levels, in a somewhat similar fashion to first teamer Dominic Solanke–who also a stellar performance at the U20s World Cup in South Korea this year-, he has been training on and off with the first team, learning from the likes of Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah or Sadio Mané, despite not getting his debut so far. Klopp has preached patience for him to have a normal and natural development.

It’s also worth noting how Brewster it’s somewhat of a prodigy in Liverpool’s youth setup; the Londoner debut with the U23s in January of this year, being only 16 at the time, and scoring against Ipswich Town in that very debut. Most of his managers at Liverpool have mentioned his mentality as one of his main virtues off and on the field, which no surprise is considering Rhian Brewster’s knack to score on the right time, like his two most recent hattricks.

Along with the Welsh Ben Woodburn, Brewster is highly regarded at Liverpool as one of their brightest and most talented prospects and that is the reason behind Klopp’s desire to blood him slowly to the team; there’s no need to rush a player who is currently playing at a U17s international level, much like Manchester United’s Angel Gomes, Borussia Dortmund’s Sancho or Manchester City’s Phil Fodden.

The Young Lion is one of the many young prospects that have revitalized England’s National Team in the last couple years and he looks to set to take over a very special role at Liverpool in the coming seasons if he keeps progressing at this rate and with his knack of scoring at the right moment.

Brewster would be hoping to put in another brilliant performance against Spain in the final of the U17s World Cup, bringing the cup to England.