Klopp quizzed over whether Brewster may get Liverpool chance

Date published: Tuesday 7th July 2020 3:43

Jurgen Klopp says the recent development of Rhian Brewster has been “nearly perfect” as the forwards edges closer to the Liverpool first team.

Brewster made his Liverpool debut last year in the League Cup and went on to feature twice more in the FA Cup.

The 20-year-old was named on the bench for the 2019 Champions League final but is yet to make an appearance in either that competition or the Premier League.

Rhian Brewster is Liverpool’s Firmino-in-waiting

Brewster elected to leave on loan in search of regular first-team football this season instead of biding his time as back-up, and that decision has paid off with seven goals in 15 games at Swansea.

Klopp has not hidden his admiration of the forward before and says his current situation “is nearly perfect”.

He did not make any public assurances to the England youth international but said that the two parties would discuss where they stand next campaign after his positive Championship spell.

“It was unbelievably important and I was really happy we had the opportunity to do so,” Klopp said.

“In his first proper senior year, he had an awful injury so he needed a really long time which is why when he was coming back we said it made no sense for him not to be here.

“His situation is different to other situations of the boys in the club and we were really happy he could go to his former coach with (England) under 17s.

“He has played a good season and Rhian showed his talent. In the moment it is nearly perfect but how it will be next year, we will talk [about] with him and his representatives.”

Brewster is considered by many to be the next to break into the Liverpool first team, particularly with Klopp’s recent declaration of faith in the club’s young players and academy.

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