Whilst we are only 10 days into the New Year, Liverpool have already been busy in the transfer market. We have seen Takumi Minamino signed from Red Bull Salzburg and Joe Hardy brought in from Brentford. We have also seen Isaac Christie-Davies loaned to Cercle Brugge, Herbie Kane loaned to Hull City and Rhian Brewster loaned to Swansea City. Jürgen Klopp has explained why he blocked Rhian Brewster leaving on loan over the summer.
Brewster joined Swansea City on loan this week after a drawn out saga which saw him linked with temporary move to at least half a dozen clubs – Leeds United, Aston Villa and Crystal Palace to name but a few.
The 19-year-old striker has been tipped for a bright future in the game and has been thoroughly impressive for the England youth sides. However, he has struggled to break into the Liverpool first team. It is hoped that the Rhian Brewster moving on loan to Swansea will kickstart his Anfield career.
Speaking at his pre-match press conference, broadcast on the club’s official YouTube channel, Jürgen Klopp explained why he prevented the Brewster loan over the summer, telling the press:
“Swansea asked in the summer but it was not the right moment. He was fresh from a long-term injury, but now it is a good move for Rhian.”
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A lot of us were puzzled by the decision to keep ahold of Brewster all season. We assumed that because we hadn’t allowed him to head out on loan he would be featuring sporadically for the first team – this never transpired. The boss has cleared this up in encouraging fashion, it was nothing to do with ability, just preservation and caution.
Fingers crossed the Rhian Brewster loan to Swansea City will prove to be a pivotal moment in the young lad’s career. He has been hyped to high heaven by the Anfield coaching staff, we just need him to prove them right now.