According to a report from publication 90min.com, Sheffield United are currently in talks with Liverpool regarding a potential loan deal for Rhian Brewster.
Brewster, 20, was one of Liverpool’s star performers during the club’s pre-season tour of Austria after the Englishman scored three goals in friendlies against Stuttgart and RB Salzburg.
Having won the Golden Boot during England Under-17’s World Cup triumph in 2017 Brewster has been tipped for greatness over the past few years and recently spent the second half of last season on loan at Swansea City.
Brewster was reunited with his U17 World Cup-winning manager Steve Cooper and the Liverpool striker scored an impressive 11 goals in 22 appearances to help the Swans reach the Championship play-offs.
Despite demonstrating his goalscoring prowess in pre-season, Liverpool deem it is in the best interest of both club and player for Brewster to go out on loan again and benefit from some Premier League experience outside of Anfield.
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According to the report, as many as five Premier League clubs including Leeds, Newcastle, Fulham and Crystal Palace have all enquired about the availability of Brewster ahead of the 2020/21 campaign that is due to commence in just over two weeks time.
However, Sheffield United are reportedly leading the race to land the signature of Brewster. Manager Chris Wilder has had previous success with loanees from top clubs following last season’s breakout campaign with Dean Henderson.
The Blades currently boast David McGoldrick and Oliver McBurnie in attack who are both not naturally prolific goalscorers which could make Brewster a potential upgrade on Wilder’s forward option which have long-term benefits for Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool.
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Perhaps what is most surprising about this report is the timing.
Having added to his Liverpool account yet again during Tuesday’s 2-2 draw with Salzburg, it was perhaps the best indication yet that Brewster can offer the Reds something that was lacking last season.
Divock Origi scored just four goals during Liverpool’s procession to the title last season and is currently the club’s only natural central attacking option other than Roberto Firmino.
Both of Brewster’s goals against the Austrian champions were finishes of the highest order and demonstrated that Liverpool could have another goalscoring route from the bench if it ever were required as it was yesterday.
Liverpool aren’t spoiled for choice in viable goalscoring options from the bench which questions whether the club should think twice before allowing Brewster to leave on loan again.
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