Liverpool and England legend, John Barnes, has been having his say on the future of Rhian Brewster, who continues to be linked with a move to United.
The Blades are said to be one of a number of clubs keen on landing Brewster, with Aston Villa and Newcastle also thought to have asked the question to Jurgen Klopp.
But it is Chris Wilder’s United who are apparently leading the race, although Klopp has, as yet, refused to say what the future will hold for the former Swansea loanee.
And according to Liverpool legend Barnes, Brewster should look to move away and get regular football, with Barnes believing Klopp doesn’t fully back the young striker just yet.
“Despite Rhian Brewster have a good loan spell at Swansea City last season, Liverpool clearly don’t see him as a long-term prospect. If the centre-forward gets injured, they obviously don’t feel like he would be the right replacement,” Barnes said. (Goal)
“However, it is also a good thing for the player. If he feels like he is not going to play regular football at Liverpool, it is right for him to want to move in order to play each week. Rhian Brewster moving away will be good for both parties, and he can evolve into an even better player over the next few seasons.”
Those comments from someone so well-connected with Liverpool seem to give an insight into the thinking at Anfield as they mull over the future of Brewster.
Chris Wilder said he was ‘confident’ of getting another striker in just the other day. It could well be, then, that the Liverpool starlet is that man.
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The more this lingers on, and the more talk there is about Brewster, the more you get the feeling the move might just happen.
Jurgen Klopp would outright just say it if he had no intention of sending Brewster out on loan. Instead, he persists with this line of not quite knowing yet what is best for the striker.
The truth is, Klopp will know exactly in his head what he plans to do. If that is sending him to Sheffield United for a season, then that suits us down the ground.
We need a striker, and Brewster could be the man. If the deal does come off, then in Chris Wilder’s words, we can all be ‘delighted’ with this transfer window.