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No special treatment for U17 World Cup winner Brewster

Rhian Brewster finished as the top goal scorer in the U17 World Cup. Credit: PA

Liverpool Under-23s coach Neil Critchley insists they will not be "rolling out the red carpet" for England Under-17 World Cup-winner Rhian Brewster.

The teenager is set to make his return to domestic football in the Premier League International Cup match against Newcastle at Tranmere's Prenton Park on Friday.

Brewster was back at the club's Kirkby Academy on Tuesday for his first training session since finishing top scorer at the tournament in India and Critchley is keen to ensure it is business as usual for the 17-year-old.

"There's certainly no red carpet rolled out for him here," he told liverpoolfc.com.

"The experienced staff we've got here, good people with the right values, won't be getting carried away.

"There are a few people in the dressing room who will be keeping a lid on it so he won't be getting too big for his boots.

"He's not that type of boy anyway but, if he did, then we'd certainly nip that in the bud.

"There will be no issues with him, we'll have no problems.

"He'll come back in and he'll be the same happy, humble boy he was before he went away."

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Liverpool forward Lallana close to return

Lallana is yet to play any competitive football this season for Liverpool. Credit: PA

Adam Lallana remains on track for a return to the Liverpool side next month.

The attacking midfielder is yet to play for the Reds this season after suffering a thigh injury in a pre-season clash with Atletico Madrid.

Lallana spent time in Qatar last week as part of his recovery programme but returned to Melwood on Monday.

Boss Jurgen Klopp told liverpoolfc.com: "It's absolutely good news. I cannot say now, but maybe after the next international break he could be back.

"It would be fantastic for us, of course. Everybody knows what kind of a quality player he is."

Klopp saw his attacking options limited further last week by the loss of Sadio Mane to a hamstring injury.

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