According to 90min, Sheffield United have held talks with Liverpool over potentially signing Rhian Brewster on loan this summer.
The striker spent the second half of last season on loan at Championship side Swansea, scoring ten goals in 20 league games. And despite scoring a brace in Liverpool’s 2-2 draw against RB Salzburg in a pre-season friendly clash, it seems Brewster could be on his way out of Anfield for the upcoming campaign.
90min claim that Chris Wilder’s United are the current frontrunners for his signature, and that whilst Liverpool have been impressed by his development, they believe a loan spell at a Premier League side is the best move for him at this time.
The report adds that along with the Blades, teams like Leeds, Newcastle, Fulham and Crystal Palace have also made enquiries for the 20-year-old.
Whilst performances in pre-season friendlies are hardly occasions for managers to make long-term plans from, Brewster’s goal-scoring display against Salzburg did prove that he could well be an important rotation option for Jurgen Klopp’s side next season.
Divock Origi has forever etched himself into Anfield folklore with his goals against Barcelona and Tottenham in the Reds’ Champions League triumph from a couple of seasons ago, but he showed nothing like the kind of form that would indicate he is ready to fill in for Roberto Firmino on a regular basis.
The Belgian scored just six times in 42 games across all competitions, and if Firmino were to pick up a knock that kept him out of action for a while, Origi surely wouldn’t fill Klopp with too much confidence.
Hailed as “magnificent” by Steven Gerrard after one particularly impressive performance in the UEFA Youth League, Brewster would add a bit more firepower to Liverpool’s ranks. Sending him out on loan would rob the Reds of a much-needed goal-scorer in the short-term.