Liverpool’s youth academy has always produced interesting and talented players. One of the latest prospects to come through Liverpool’s famed youth set-up is striker Rhian Brewster. Liverpool have recently agreed to a professional contract with the 18-year-old, with fans breathing a sigh of relief.
Until recently, it seemed like the Reds could lose the promising attacker as Bundesliga sides Borussia Monchengladbach and RB Leipzig were linked with making a move for him.
Brewster is believed to have decided to stay at Anfield after being convinced of his first-team prospects by manager Jurgen Klopp. However, the youngster, who started his football adventure at Chelsea when he was 8, will have to fight very hard for a place in the first team next season.
Brewster made a name for himself at the Under-17 World Cup last year as he helped England to win the trophy. He also won the Gloden Boot award by scoring 8 goals in the tournament.
The teenager will surely get a chance to show what he’s capable of during pre-season but it seems unlikely he’ll play a major role the first team for Liverpool in the Premier League and Europe. So, a potential loan move to the Championship might seem like a good idea for his development. And there’ll be enough teams willing to sign him.
Going out on loan to Sheffield United would be a great option for Brewster. The Blades clearly need attacking reinforcements as they solely rely on Billy Sharp and Leon Clarke for goals. Chris Wilder is a manager who likes working with younger players.
Last season he got James Wilson on loan from Manchester United. This time around, he can turn to their arch-rivals and try to poach Brewster from Liverpool.
Reading finished 20th in the Championship last season and Paul Clement would know that his side needs strengthening if they are to fare better next term.
The Royals were linked with a move for Marcus Maddison from Peterborough but as of now, a deal looks unlikely. And Clement might be tempted to switch his attention to Brewster.
Aitor Karanka’s revolution at City Ground is going strong. The Spaniard has already made a couple of new signings but another striker is needed. Brewster’s style and character can come in handy for Forest, who finished 17th in the Championship last season.