A section of Liverpool supporters have given their intake following reports that the club have reached an agreement with Sheffield United over the sale of Rhian Brewster.
According to The Athletic, Sheffield United, Brighton and Crystal Palace are among those trying to secure his services with Chris Wilder close to sanctioning a deal.
Brewster, 20, could still remain at Liverpool for the 2020/21 season after reputable journalist James Pearce claimed that Liverpool have yet to make a final decision as to whether the club will keep the England under-21’s striker as a squad player this season, loan him out or sell him.
He was one of the standout performers during pre-season having scored three goals during two friendly fixtures although it was telling that Klopp talked about him needing to work on other elements of his game.
Sheffield United boss Wilder confirmed on Tuesday he remains in the market for a striker before the transfer window closes.
“We are definitely looking to improve. If we can get one more at the top end of the pitch to really give us that quality then we will be in much better shape than when we first started in the Premier League against Bournemouth (last season).”
Up to six Premier League clubs have expressed an interest in Brewster including Aston Villa and Newcastle who both recently revamped in the attacking department following the respective signings of Ollie Watkins and Callum Wilson.
Last month, Brewster made a cameo role during Liverpool’s Community Shield defeat to Arsenal and missed the crucial spot-kick in the shootout.
Pearce also added that a sale would only be sanctioned if Liverpool negotiated a buy-back option.
In terms of a fee, it is reported that the club’s asking price is around £25 million.
If this deal goes through it suddenly opens an attacking vacancy that the club would look to potentially fill in the coming weeks.
The Telegraph recently reported that Liverpool could move for Ismaila Sarr if the economic climate financially permits a deal to go through before the deadline on October 5.
The report states that it is still possible for Liverpool to end the window having signed a sufficient attacking deputy to the club’s pedigreed front-three this summer that could come in the form of Sarr.
The Senegalese speedster has persistently been linked with a move to the Premier League champions for the best part of two months since Watford’s relegation to the Championship was confirmed back in July.
The former Rennes star is currently contracted at Vicarage Road until 2024 and has an asking price in the region of £40 million according to the Evening Standard.
While a large section of supporters are unhappy that Liverpool could be set to offload Brewster, the blow could be softened if the club were to add an attacking replacement of the calibre of Sarr.
Here are a selection of responses from Kopites who would welcome the addition of the highly-rated Watford talent.
Yes, I like Brewster, but I don't believe he fits Klopps style and cant be considered cover for any of the front 3.
Sarr on the other hand is perfect cover for Salah or Mane – pace, can finish and is strong.
— tony loughnane (@poolbest11) September 16, 2020
Of course it's a win win situation. He gets game time and experience in the prem if he smashes it we buy him back and we get sarr too. I'd rather he play prem football to find out if he can cut it or not. If he can't we get 25m for him and Sarr too whose ahead of brewster atm.
— Mohammed Dakri (@MohammedDakri) September 16, 2020
I'd much rather sell Origi and go for Sarr, I think selling Brewster now would be a damaging short-term decision
— Rush The Kop (Champions 🏴🌍) (@RushTheKop) September 16, 2020
If he has to go to fund incomings that are a better fit then yes. It would be a shame as I'd love to see him blossom in a red shirt but it is what it is.
— Let's Talk About 6 (@Machtig_Maus) September 16, 2020
Without a doubt. We need sarr in this team more than we need Brewster right now
— IKI (@lfc_ik) September 16, 2020
Yes. Sarr is well ahead of Brewster
— Coddy* 🤙 (@gcodd25) September 16, 2020
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