Former Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster finally has his first goal in a Sheffield United jersey and fans of both his new and old club were united in delighting that he has finally ended a tough year of misfortune.
The young attacker showed glimpses of real quality in his infrequent run-outs with the Reds, having battled back from serious injury.
He also thrived in the second tier with a Swansea loan spell, but the switch to Sheffield United last season didn’t go to plan as he inadvertently ended up joining what would be one of the Premier League‘s worst sides in history, with a manager who clearly couldn’t get the best out of him.
Well over 1,000 minutes later, he netted to seal a 1-0 Carabao Cup win over Carlisle for the Blades and the release of emotions as he found the back of the net was evident.
Liverpool fans – as well as Blades supporters of course – quickly took to social media to express their backing of the 21-year-old, and to predict big things from him this season as a result of his upturn in confidence.
The strike itself is one he’ll enjoy watching back…
Rhian Brewster's first goal for Sheffield United, after 1359 minutes of football in 32 games. https://t.co/mPAgdtjo4w
— Richard Jolly (@RichJolly) August 10, 2021
Been a long time coming. Special moment at the Lane?? pic.twitter.com/yFroVVdika
— Rhian Brewster (@RhianBrewster9) August 10, 2021
Kopites shared in the delight of their likeable former striker…
Never seen a fan base get behind a striker with 0 goals like that before.
Never seen a fan base so delighted said striker got his first goal.
— Kop.Finest (@KopFinest) August 10, 2021
Made up for Rhian Brewster ??
A potential superstar but lost all confidence. That goal will hopefully get him firing again.
— Fpl Kopite (@FplKopite) August 10, 2021
Wonder how much the Brewster buyback clause is, would suck for Sheffield Utd if he turns into a machine and we trigger it and it’s basically peanuts ?
— emzed (@MZ05_) August 10, 2021
Rhian Brewster has more goals this season (1) than Messi (0) Make of that what you will.
— Ryan?? (@_RobboSzn) August 10, 2021
So happy for Rhian Brewster man ?
— ? ?? (@TahaKhan2611) August 10, 2021
Delighted for Brewster. I hope he absolutely smashes it in the Championship this season.
— Iver Hanrahan (@IverHanrahanGP) August 10, 2021
Made up for Brewster he’s been trolled on here for so long. Well in lad ??
— LFCslim (@LFCSlimbo) August 10, 2021
Brewster finally off the mark. Good lad
— Red Roger LFC #JFT97 Legacy fan and proud! (@rogerpsan) August 10, 2021
Blades fans were naturally delighted to see a return on their £23m signing…
Fantastic mature & assured performance but even more so a class act to put your debut to one side & make it about Brewster. Really pleased for him to finally score but really enjoyed your composure in the middle tonight. Huge well done to you too.
— Christopher Ward (@wardychris72) August 10, 2021
— JONEZY (@JONEZY04413334) August 10, 2021
Over the moon for Brewster, let’s hope he kicks on now and starts bagging for us in the championship!!! ????
— HW?? (@HW1889) August 10, 2021
Nothing for 17 months and then 2 trips to the Lane in 4 days.. always pleased at a win, and especially pleased for Rhian Brewster, hope it's opened the floodgates now ?????
— Terena Savage (@Tigerblade1967) August 10, 2021
…and of course, a few made a predictable joke or two
What a week, first seeing Ben Davies on a football pitch and now seeing Brewster score ?
— Tel (@TelALFC) August 10, 2021
Brewster had to get relegated to equal Alisson’s goal total? ???
— Jack Moore (@Jack_Moore7) August 10, 2021
Rhian Brewster has done a goal…. pic.twitter.com/bzknUAfvPc
— FPL Rodney (@FPLDave1) August 10, 2021
Well in Rhian – now for a full campaign of reminding the doubters of the unquestioned ability he possesses.