By José Díaz Navarro (@cheduardo99)
In a recent interview with The Beautiful Game Podcast, Rhian Brewster expressed his desire to stay at the club this upcoming season as he wants to become, in his words, “the striker”.
But Brewster also said that he’ll accept whatever Klopp decides, even if that means him spending 20/21 out on loan. With the youngster currently with the Liverpool squad on a pre-season training camp in Austria, he’ll be hoping to make a good impression.
Having scored 11 goals in just 22 league appearances on loan at Swansea this past season, he’s determined to become an established member of Klopp’s title-winning machine.
As mentioned in a previous article about Divock Origi and his potential move to Lazio, the Belgium’s numbers – i.e. goal contributions – dropped significantly in 2019/20 season compared to 2018/19. With the Italian side being interested in the Belgian international, Klopp could opt to sell Origi and use Brewster as Bobby Firmino’s backup.
Capital accrued from Origi’s sale could fund a move for another forward, such as Ismaila Sarr. With Watford wanting at least £40m for the Senegalese player, the Reds are only likely to dip into the market should they lose a player from their current crop.
There’s also the option of sending him back on loan for another season. Swansea City manager Steve Cooper has already said he hopes he can keep hold of Rhian for another season. Brewster himself has even stated that he’ll always keep Swansea in his heart. So with him willing to accept a loan move out, the option of him going out on loan for another season is by no means far-fetched.
Whether it’s another loan to Swansea City or him finally taking on Divock Origi’s role, it goes without saying that the kid has a lot of talent. We know that. And so do potential suitors.
The ECHO are reporting today that Liverpool will make sure any loan move away from Anfield will be to either a Premier League club or a top-flight European outfit.
It’s believed that at least five Premier League clubs have enquired about the availability of the youngster, including Newcastle and Aston Villa. So watch this space…