Liverpool are currently sweating over losing their prized asset as the Reds striker, Rhian Brewster, has not yet signed a professional contract with them and can leave the Merseyside outfit in the summer. According to reports, there are a lot of interest for him in Germany and he could be lured to Bundesliga if he is offered a chance to play in the first team.
Borussia Mönchengladbach and RB Leipzig are the said German clubs who are interested in him and there are interests from a number of English clubs as well. Brewster was recently crowned the golden boot winner in the under-17 World Cup and helped the Three Lions to win the youth World cup that was held in India.
Jurgen Klopp, however, can not be blamed for the situation as he already has the likes of Dominic Solanke and Danny Ings, who are biding their time on the bench to get first-team football opportunities. Brewster’s terrific season with the u23 was cut short by a brutal ankle injury and his return date is yet unknown. He managed 6 goals and 7 assists in 15 appearances and many were touting him to get a chance for the senior club by next season.
There were even reports of Brewster going to Scotland to join with his former manager Brendan Rodgers. But things didn’t materialise. Brewster is a traditional number 9 and seems to have all the attributes that a striker would need. He is good in the air and his finishing skills are top notch and his work rate is also up to the mark.
Currently, Liverpool senior squad is blessed with arguably one of the best-attacking trio in the world. So one can understand why Brewster hasn’t been pushed through to the first team. One cannot blame the striker as well if he decides to move to other clubs if he is offered some regular playing time. The situation is delicate and the Liverpool board and Jurgen Klopp need to be smart to handle the striker’s future as they wouldn’t like to lose him when he has shown so much potential.
The best play for Klopp could be to either loan him to other clubs where he can play regular football or sell him with a buy-back clause, which will allow Liverpool to have him if he develops into a top-class talent. Liverpool currently are strong in their first eleven but they need to get their backup options sorted and one can probably see Brewster getting some action in the senior squad next season if he signs a new contract.
However, the minutes will certainly be limited for the young guy and that will not be good for his overall development so without any doubt they should probably sell him with a buy-back clause or send him on loan to other clubs where they can guarantee him first team exposure.