Liverpool will have a big decision to make regarding their attacking options next season.
With Roberto Firmino and Divock Origi currently the only central options at Jurgen Klopp’s disposal there will be a lot of supporters desperate to see Rhian Brewster given his opportunity in the first team.
The 20-year-old talent continued his stunning form for Swansea City last night after his 30-yard wonder-strike helped the Swans into the play-offs following their 4-1 victory against Reading.
Liverpool supporters will indeed agree a striker is needed to aid the attacking burden currently left on Firmino’s shoulders. Origi has only started five Premier League outings this season meaning Firmino has had to be available for every league outing this season.
The real dilemma comes to whether Klopp deems if Brewster is ready to make a significant impact or if he would benefit from another loan experience – similarly to how he has thrived in south-Wales.
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This all feeds into the reasoning why a Premier League team such as Leeds United could be Brewster’s and Liverpool’s best option next season if they are to reap the long term benefits out of the talented youngster.
Here is a closer look at three reasons why we think the move could make sense…
According to The Mirror, Leeds were previously interested in securing Brewster but missed out due to Steve Cooper’s influence on Brewster during their time together with England U17s as well his relationship with Liverpool as a former coach.
However, consider Leeds were promoted to the Premier League as worthy champions, there could be an added incentive for Brewster to link-up at Elland Road next season.
Also, Leeds are currently lacking a prolific out-and-out goalscorer. While Patrick Bamford was able to register a respectable 16 goals this campaign as well an average goal every 232 minutes, Brewster already has 10 goals in 20 appearances boasting an impressive average goal every 167 minutes.
Harry Wilson effect
Another Liverpool loanee who recently took the Championship by storm was Harry Wilson.
Wilson, 23, enjoyed a highly impressive loan spell with Frank Lampard and Derby County during the 2018/19 season.
He clocked up 50 appearances for the Rams, scoring 18 times for Derby whilst also registering six assists.
Wilson’s success at Pride Park was rewarded with a Premier League loan-spell at Bournemouth.
While Wilson hasn’t managed to boast the same eye-watering figures he did at Derby, his time under Eddie Howe has still been highly successful.
Wilson has featured 30 times in the English top-flight this season – scoring seven times.
His time with Bournemouth has showcased just how difficult it can be to make the leap from the Championship to the Premier League which could be a factor why Brewster may benefit at another club before he is considered ready to become a regular with Liverpool.
The final and perhaps the most significant reason Brewster could be tempted to join Leeds next season would be none other than Marcelo Bielsa.
The Argentine manager has worked miracles to develop The Whites into one of the most exciting and well-organised teams in the Championship this season.
Bielsa ensured Leeds’ championship victory was done in style with the team comfortable and worthy victors having bested all their rivals to command a 10-point gap at the top.
Also, he has brought out the best in youngsters such as Ben White, Tyler Roberts and Jack Harrison which would suggest Brewster could be more than capable to thrive under such acute and outstanding management.
The evidence would suggest that Brewster is ready for whatever next is thrown towards his direction.