Liverpool’s decision to sell Rhian Brewster in the summer transfer window was met by some disappointment from Liverpool fans but with the youngster still having failed to score a goal for his new club, it is looking like another piece of excellent transfer business by sporting director Michael Edwards.
The 20-year-old joined Liverpool from Chelsea as a youngster and was highly thought of at the Merseyside club, with Jurgen Klopp reportedly so impressed with the youngster in an academy session that he invited him to train with the first-team.
The England U21 international would go on to make just four appearances for the Reds’ senior team, before joining Championship side Swansea City on loan for the second half of the 2019/20 season.
He would manage 11 goals in 22 appearances for the Swans, which left some Liverpool fans hopeful that he would be challenging for a spot in Klopp’s first team this season, perhaps as an understudy to Roberto Firmino.
However, Sheffield United paid a club-record fee to sign him during the summer transfer window, in a move that was met with a lot of disappointment from large parts of the Anfield faithful, who felt that he had a bright future ahead of him with the Reds.
It turns out that Edwards did superbly well to sell the young striker for £23.5 million, as he has unfortunately endured a nightmare debut season with the Blades, with Chris Wilder’s side looking destined to be relegated back to the Championship this season.
In 18 Premier League appearances, Brewster has failed to register a single goal or assist, which has seen him average a less than impressive 6.15 rating.
Edwards’ masterclass was clearer than ever on Sunday when Liverpool beat Sheff United 2-0 at Bramall Lane, with Brewster left on the bench despite Wilder’s side chasing the game, which suggests that he is very much out-of-favour with the Yorkshire club at the moment.
Hopefully, he can find his feet with the Blades in the near future and get his first goal for his new club, but for now, it looks as if Edwards has delivered another transfer masterclass at Liverpool, even if some fans were frustrated when he originally left.