Bundesliga clubs circle as rarely used Liverpool star’s exit draws near

Date published: Wednesday 4th December 2019 5:24 - Steve Pearson

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Borussia Monchengladbach and Borussia Dortmund have thrown their names into the hat in the race to take exciing Liverpool attacking prospect Rhian Brewster on loan in January.

The 19-year-old has frequently received warm praise from Jurgen Klopp, but that has not transitioned into first-team gametime, however, with Brewster afforded just two senior starts in the EFL cup this campaign.

The talents of the youngster are undoubted, but with Mohammed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane in pole position for starts, and Adam Lallana, Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri waiting in the wings, Brewster’s best bet for action may come via the loan route.

A host of English clubs have registered interest in acquiring the forward on a temporary basis, but now a report from online publication Football Insider has revealed that an overseas excursion to Germany may be on the cards.

The article states: “Klopp and the Anfield recruitment team are expected to make a decision on where Brewster will play for the second half of the season,” following their EFL cup clash with Aston Villa (in which Brewster is expected to feature).

Numerous English sides including “Aston Villa, Crystal Palace and Leeds United” have been touted as possible landing spots, but the final decision is likely to come down to which club is expected to offer Brewster the most stable level of game time.

A loan move would not be a precursor to a permanent move away, however, with the report adding: “The manager believes the rising star needs more match experience after making just two appearances for the first team in his fledgling career.”

 

 

Klopp is said to believe the youngster is “capable of establishing himself in the first team” in the future, in a manner similar to the progression of full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Meanwhile, Liverpool have found new competition from Chelsea in the race to sign England superstar Jadon Sancho.

A report claimed Chelsea are  “ready to break their transfer record” in the pursuit of Sancho, with the club-record £72m payed for goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga widely predicted would have to be smashed to sign the player.

 

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