Klopp to scupper Mourinho plan as Sheff Utd close in on Liverpool star

Date published: Thursday 27th August 2020 12:51 - Robert McCarthy

Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster will reportedly disappoint Tottenham by heading to Sheffield United on loan for the new season.

Brewster recently rejoined his Liverpool teammates after a stunning loan spell at Swansea. The 20-year-old scored 11 goals in 22 games to guide the Swans into the Championship play-offs.

Indeed, he has continued such blistering form in pre-season. After netting against Stuttgart on Saturday, he came off the bench to rescue Liverpool a draw on Tuesday.

However, it remains unclear whether Brewster will stick around at Anfield, as he did for the first half of last season.

Reports have suggested that Tottenham are one of the sides considering a loan move. However, it looks like the player could be bound for Bramall Lane instead.

The Daily Mirror claims that Jurgen Klopp is prepared to let the young forward join the Blades in a temporary deal.

The move will allow Brewster the opportunity to showcase his talents in the top flight, but it will come as a blow to Spurs.

Jose Mourinho had been hoping to land the starlet and use him as back-up to Harry Kane. But he will have to switch his attentions elsewhere, if Brewster heads to Sheffield.

 

PUNDIT WARNS AGAINST BREWSTER MOVE

Meanwhile, former Tottenham striker Darren Bent has warned Liverpool against sending Brewster to his old club.

“You’re messing around with Brewster’s development. He can’t be somebody who sits on the bench,” Bent told Football Insider.

“I would wait and see what happens and go somewhere where he could progress and play. I do like what [Jose] Mourinho’s doing, but I’m just a bit nervous about him not getting enough game time.

“Someone like [Harry] Kane, we’ve seen he has a lot of injuries but at the same time we can’t say that’s going to be the case.

“I would prefer someone like Callum Wilson because I don’t like seeing youngsters go to a club and not get enough game time.

“You look at Ryan Sessegnon. I had really big aspirations for him, I thought he’d do well and he’s hardly kicked a ball down there.”

 

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