US Tour: Four Players to Look Out For

This Tuesday, Liverpool took off over the Atlantic to embark on a three-game tour of the US. With a 29-man squad ready to take the pitch over the next two weeks, Liverpool will have plenty of options at their disposal.

Here are four players that could make an impact on the US tour that you should keep an eye out for.

Rhian Brewster

Brewster has scored three goals in the 90 minutes of pre-season action thus far. Two against Tranmere and then another against Bradford.

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Many Liverpool fans are becoming ever more excited by the prospect of Brewster making an impact in the first team this season.

His natural striking ability has put him in the spotlight as expectation begins to escalate. He seems to have filled out in the last twelve months with the young Englishman looking ever more like a Premier League striker.

On the US tour, Rhian Brewster will be afforded the chance to play against some higher quality players than so far in pre-season. The likes of Dortmund will prove a huge test for this young talent.

Andy Lonergan

It is yet to be seen whether Andy Lonergan will even play for Liverpool on the US tour. However, the experience, former Leeds goalkeeper has joined up with the Liverpool squad in the US.

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This is due to the lack of first-team goalkeepers in the squad that has also seen Jakub Ojrzynski drafted into the 29-man squad.

Lonergan will work with John Achterberg and the rest of Liverpool’s goalkeeping staff during the tour. He’ll also work with Simon Mignolet and Dan Atherton according to the club.

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We don’t know what capacity he’ll be working at, or if he’ll be staying with the club past the US tour but it’ll certainly be interesting to see how this story develops.

Yasser Larouci

Yasser Larouci certainly made an impression during the first game of pre-season. He was very impressive in the first half of Liverpool’s 6-0 win over Tranmere.

He had a slightly quieter game against Bradford but as Andy Robertson returns to fitness there will still be opportunities for the young left-back whilst the Reds are in the states.

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Larouci joined the Reds in 2017 from Le Havre. He made his first appearance for the under-18s in November that year. He then went on to be a part of the side that won the FA Youth Cup last season.

Sepp van den Berg

After signing for the Reds this summer from PEC Zwolle for a fee of just £1.3m, Sepp van den Berg is still yet to make an appearance.

The 17-year-old Dutchman is still awaiting international clearance from FIFA to be able to compete for the Reds.

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His tall and sturdy frame could make him an ideal centre-back partner for Virgil van Dijk. His fellow countryman could be the perfect mentor for him to flourish into a top-level defender.

van den Berg stands at 6 foot 2 inches, making him an absolute unit to look at. His physical attributes can’t be the only thing to look at though. From training videos, he looks calm and collected on the ball.

The Reds are due to play Dortmund in Indiana on Friday; Sevilla in Boston and finally Sporting in New York, before travelling back to Scotland to face Napoli at Murrayfield.

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