Liverpool have been linked with a move for German veteran Max Kruse and this could have a negative impact on Rhian Brewster’s development next season.

German news outlet Sport1 claims that Liverpool are set to battle Bayern Munich for the signature of Werder Bremen hitman Max Kruse.

The former Borussia Monchengladbach forward has scored 12 goals and laid on another 14 for teammates and is set to be a free agent at the end of June as his contract is almost into its final month.

Max Kruse.

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Liverpool are in need of more firepower from the bench as Daniel Sturridge is set to depart from Merseyside after spending six years at the club.

Roberto Firmino’s injury during training earlier this month was a real scare and although he is set to be fit for the Champions League final, his absence during the semifinals could have proved fatal for the Reds.

The need to sign competent backup has been highlighted by his short spell on the sideline.

Roberto Firmino

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While most fans will be happy to see a new forward come in this summer, a certain Rhian Brewster will have his concerns over how much game time he will experience next season.

 

The young Englishman re-committed himself to Liverpool in 2017 based on a promise made to him by Jurgen Klopp.

The German guaranteed Brewster that he would be part of the first team setup and, while he is, injury prevented him from making his breakthrough into the world of senior football in the Premier League.

Rhian Brewster

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Signing Max Kruse or Memphis Depay, who has been linked with the Reds in recent weeks, would severely limit Brewster’s ability to feature regularly for Liverpool next season.

While the 18-year-old is extremely talented, if he was sat next to Depay on the bench and Klopp needed a goal in the final 10 minutes of a game, it’s clear who would get the call to enter the fray.

While Brewster will be limited to sparse game time if Liverpool do sign a new forward this summer, he needs to overcome the competition for game time if he wants to be successful at Anfield.

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