Brentford forward Kevin Schade has claimed that a move to Liverpool would ‘not be good’ for him right now.
The highly-rated German joined Brentford from Freiburg in January. And speaking to the Bees latest matchday programme via brentfordfc.com, Schade explained the thinking behind his decision.
“Brentford wanted me, they really wanted me. It’s a good step. It’s a Premier League club who are doing really well at the moment,” he said. “To go to somewhere like Liverpool is not good for me because I would not play. Fresh from an injury, I need time and games to be 100 per cent fit.
“I’m quick and Brentford’s system is to play quick at the top, with deep runners and crosses from the outside. That’s my game. And I can jump high as well. I think the style will fit my game.
“The coach, the staff, the team-mates – they are very friendly. It has given me a very good feeling and I have settled in fast.”
Schade hints at Liverpool interest in him
Although he doesn’t come right out and say it, Schade’s admission here would suggest that a move to Liverpool was a possibility. It could also perhaps mean that it may be on the table again in the future.
For that to happen, the 21-year-old will have to prove himself in the Premier League with Brentford first. Do that, and maybe the Reds will come knocking.
In that respect, you can’t argue with Schade’s logic. Given the options that Liverpool have in forward areas at the moment, he would be unlikely to get a look in right now.
A couple of years of development with Brentford and perhaps he’ll be ready to make that next step.
For now though, he needs to focus on making an impression at the Community Stadium. Since his £20m signing at the start of the year, Schade is yet to start a game for his new club.
His four appearances for Thomas Frank’s side so far have yielded less than an hour’s game time altogether. With Ivan Toney’s immediate availability now in doubt, perhaps he’ll see more minutes until the end of the season. If he can start to kick on, he’ll become much more attractive to Liverpool, and vice-versa.
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