Swansea to turn to Liverpool man as Bournemouth recall striker

Swansea’s hopes of securing a Championship play-off berth have suffered a blow after Bournemouth recalled striker Sam Surridge from his loan spell at the Liberty Stadium.

The 21-year-old joined the Swans on an initial season-long loan in the summer and caught the eye, scoring seven goals in 23 appearances.

But England Under-21 international Surridge will now return to Bournemouth after the Premier League club triggered their January recall option following a string of injuries in Eddie Howe’s squad.

A Swansea statement on their official website read: “Swans boss Steve Cooper will look to replace Surridge at the earliest opportunity with the January transfer window opening today.

“Swansea City would like to thank Sam for his efforts and wish him well back on the south coast.”

Swans boss Steve Cooper is now expected to bring in Liverpool frontman Rhian Brewster as his replacement.

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.

However, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is said to be holding off on the deal going through until after Liverpool’s third-round FA Cup tie against Everton on Sunday, 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.

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.