Klopp has ideal date in mind as Liverpool prepare for youngster’s loan exit

Harvey Elliott; Rhian Brewster; Nico Williams TEAMtalk

Swansea City are nearing a deal to take Liverpool youngster Rhian Brewster on loan for the rest of the season, according to a report.

The 19-year-old has struggled to make an impact in Jurgen Klopp’s team this season, his two appearances coming in EFL Cup ties against MK Dons and Arsenal.

Aside from that, the Englishman has appeared on the bench in both the Premier League and Champions League and, earlier in the season, Klopp was keen for him to stick around to gain experience in and around the first team.

However, recent reports have indicated that the manager has softened his stance and is willing to allow Brewster to leave on a temporary deal in January.

Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United are two of the clubs to have been linked with the striker but according to The Athletic, it is Swansea who are leading the race to sign him.

The source claims that the deal would be seen as beneficial for both, since Swans boss Steve Cooper managed Brewster as England’s Under-17s won the World Cup in 2017 and would be willing to give him plenty of first-team action.

However, Klopp is said to be holding off on the deal going through until after Liverpool’s third-round FA Cup tie against Everton, when the German wants to include Brewster in his team.

Klopp is expected to ring the changes for the Merseyside Derby, with Takumi Minamino set to make his debut in the game following his move from RB Salzburg.

In other news, Liverpoool are believed to be tracking Vitesse Arnhem left-back Max Clark.



The Daily Mirror claims that clubs from across the Premier League have sent representatives to watch the defender in action on numerous occasions this season.

What’s more, England boss Gareth Southgate is well aware of the player’s form and is considering giving him a call-up to the next Three Lions camp.

Clark has made 19 appearances for Vitesse this term, chipping in with one goal and three assists.