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Liverpool's Brewster could be on the move with Premier League clubs circling

Liverpool are believed to be considering allowing the striker to leave on a permanent deal with Klopp admitting that he does not know if Brewster will remain at the club.

Liverpool's Brewster could be on the move with Premier League clubs circling
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Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster’s time an Anfield could be coming to an end with the club willing to listen to offers of around £20million for the 20-year-old. Sky Sports reports that the youngster may be allowed to leave on a permanent deal if a buy-back clause is included to allow the player the game time he needs to develop.

Brewster is highly rated having starred for Liverpool and England at age group level, winning the Golden Boot in England’s U-17 World Cup triumph in 2017. He spent the second half of last season on loan at Championship side Swansea City and scored 11 goals in 22 appearances. That form has won the attention of a number of Premier League clubs with six (including Aston Villa, Brighton and Sheffield United) reportedly expressing an interest in the player.

This was tipped to be a break-through season on Merseyside for the forward after recovering from an ankle injury that kept him side-lined for a year. He was involved in the club’s pre-season training camp in Austria and was brought off the bench in the dying seconds of the 2020 Community Shield to take a penalty. Unfortunately for the youngster, his spot kick cannoned off the bar.

It would be a disappointing end if that was to be his last kick in a Liverpool shirt but Jurgen Klopp may wish to cash in on Brewster to make room for new signings.Speaking ahead of the Community Shield, Klopp admitted that the Englishman’s future was still uncertain and playing regular first team football should be his priority:

“In the moment he is [a Liverpool player], and then we have to see what will happen in the next few weeks or so. We want to use Rhian but we want to help Rhian as well so that’s why we have to make decisions, but not now obviously.

“We have to see how we can give him the experience – is it here [or] is it somewhere else? I only mention it because it’s not decided yet, why should we? There’s absolutely no reason to rush anything

“I don’t know what will happen, to be honest, but there’s a long time to go until October 6.”

News of Brewster’s potential departure brought mixed feelings from the Liverpool fanbase on Twitter, with most fearing that the club is about to lose one of its most promising prospects.