Liverpool Starlet Attracting Interest From Crystal Palace: Should The Reds Let Him Leave On Loan?

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 30: Rhian Brewster of Liverpool scores his sides third penalty during the penalty shoot out during the Carabao Cup Round of 16 match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on October 30, 2019 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

According to a recent report by The Sun, Premier League side Crystal Palace are said to be amongst a host of clubs keen on signing Liverpool’s prodigious youngster Rhian Brewster on loan in January. It has been suggested that Palace see him as a mature player who can come in and challenge the likes of Jordan Ayew and Christian Benteke for the central striker’s role.

The report claims that Championship clubs Bristol City and Swansea City are both keen on the youngster’s services too and that they’d go all out to get him if Jurgen Klopp decides to let me move to find more playing time. It has been suggested that there are clubs in Germany too, that are interested in the youngster’s signature, which further proves just how highly-rated he really is.

How Did Rhian Brewster Make It Into Liverpool’s Starting lineup?

Formerly a product of the Chelsea youth academy, the teenager made the switch to Merseyside in the summer of 2015, following the lack of opportunities and exposure he was receiving at Chelsea. Since moving to Anfield, the youngster’s rate of development has increased tenfold, and he’s currently one of the most highly-rated players in the entire Liverpool squad.

Although he’s been a regular for them in Premier League 2 and in the Carabao Cup, the youngster is yet to make an appearance in the league this season. His efforts for the reserve team have been commendable, to say the least, as he picked up a very respectable tally of four goals from seven outings. He played well against Arsenal in their latest Carabao Cup tie and even stepped up and scored a penalty when his team needed him.

What Would Rhian Brewster Add To Crystal Palace?

Palace’s struggles in front of goal have been a prolonged affair that stretches all the way back to the start of last season. Although Wilfried Zaha and Andros Townsend saved them to a certain extent last time around, this time, only Jordan Ayew has been a saving grace. He is their top scorer with four goals to his name but could do well with a more youthful, energetic and dynamic striker like the youngster in question.

He is fairly tall for a young man and won a couple of decent headers in the box against Arsenal, proving his threat from set-pieces. He can be deceptively quick on the ball and doesn’t mind having to dribble past his marker on the path to goal. Able to finish with aplomb from anywhere in the box, the youngster will be a massive asset to any team looking for an enthusiastic striker with a hunger for goals.

Should Jurgen Klopp Offload Him In January?

The fact that he hasn’t played a single minute in the Premier League will be frustrating for him, especially because of the route that his former club Chelsea has taken this season. There’s no questioning the 19-year-old’s quality and making a prodigious star like that rot away on the bench would be the biggest crime. A team like Palace would undoubtedly benefit from having the dynamism of Brewster in their squad, and it would be in Klopp’s best interest to get him some much-needed playing time as well.

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