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Rhian Brewster's individual highlights against Brazil are a must-watch

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Rhian Brewster hit the headlines on Wednesday by scoring a hat-trick in England's 3-1 semi-final win over Brazil in the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

It's becoming hard to ignore the 17-year-old Liverpool striker, after he also bagged a hat-trick in the quarter-final win over USA.

England face Spain in the U-17 World Cup final on Sunday and Brewster is undoubtedly the main threat to the Spanish defence.

A Chelsea academy player between the ages of seven and 14, he walked out because he "didn’t see a pathway to become a first-team player there."

Brewster described his back-to-back goalscoring heroics as a dream come true and reminisced about his first hat-trick.

"My first hat-trick was for Chelsea Under 12s against Tottenham," said Brewster. "I scored four. It’s quite long ago.

"This is a big dream come true for me. You never think you’ll get hat-tricks in two games, so for it to come in the quarter-final and the semi-final is an amazing feeling."

England U-17 coach Steve Cooper heaped praise on the young Liverpool star.

"It is an amazing achievement to score two hat-tricks like that," said Cooper. "It needs a special mention.

"It is not just about Rhian’s goals, it’s about the effort he puts in. The press starts with the No 9. But Rhian will be the first to tell you he’s part of a team. Nobody is after individual glory."

Brewster's individual highlights

A Liverpool fan has compiled a video of the 17-year-old's individual highlights against Brazil.

Brewster has previously named Luis Suarez as the player he most admires and there are certainly shades of the Barcelona striker in his movement and all-round game.

Liverpool fans must do their utmost not to get carried away but they certainly have an incredible talent on their hands.

Brewster is yet to feature for Liverpool in a competitive fixture but was named on the substitutes bench during last season's shock 2-1 defeat at home to Crystal Palace.

Jurgen Klopp has Roberto Firmino, Daniel Sturridge and Dominic Solanke to choose from but - having spoken highly of Brewster previously - may be considering promoting England's World Cup star to the first team on his return.

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