Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, thinks Sheffield United is the “perfect place” for Rhian Brewster to develop his talent – reports the Sheffield Star.
The Blades have been strongly linked with Brewster in recent times as Chris Wilder’s search for a new striker goes on.
They are apparently considering a £15m offer for the 20-year-old. However, a loan deal looks more likely as Brewster is highly rated at Anfield and they would not want to lose him permanently.
Aston Villa, along with newly promoted Fulham and Leeds United, are also thought to be interested. Yet it is Bramall Lane where Klopp feels his young forward could gain the most.
The German is a known admirer of Wilder’s team and their pressing game. Klopp said that he regularly watched the Blades last season. He added that his side’s 2-0 victory over them at Anfield was one of his two favourite games of 2019/20.
It seems that admiration could now serve Wilder well and see him land Brewster ahead of other Premier League rivals.
What Brewster would bring to Sheffield United
The England Under-21 international is one of the most highly rated young Reds players. Many view Brewster as a future first team star for the reigning champions. Although breaking into that title-winning side is not easy.
Which is perhaps why the youngster was sent out on loan last term, joining Swansea City during the January transfer window. It was Brewster’s first opportunity in senior football and he seized it. He scored 10 goals in 20 appearances to fire the Swans into the Championship playoffs.
This impressive form would suggest the former Chelsea academy player is ready to make the next step up. But with game time likely to be limited at Liverpool, Klopp clearly views a year with the Blades as a good alternative.
For Wilder, it would see him bring in the attacker he desperately seeks. Brewster is also young and hungry and as a loanee, would represent a relatively cheap option as well.