Liverpool are in contention for a plethora of trophies this season, with the Reds still very much involved in both the FA Cup and Champions League.
Manager Jurgen Klopp will be confident of bringing his first piece of silverware to Anfield in the coming months, especially if his fantastic trio of Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino continue to fire as they did in the 4-3 win over Manchester City. Fans here in The Transfer Tavern are confident, and are also pleased to see their German boss handing young players opportunities this semester, with the likes of Joe Gomez and Dominic Solanke appearing regularly for the Merseyside club. However disappointing news broke today as our landlord enjoyed a game of darts with Scouse fans, with The Liverpool Echo reporting that 17-year-old prospect Rhian Brewster had been sent to London to see a specialist over an ankle suffered against Manchester City’s U23’s last week.
Brewster was an instrumental member of England’s successful side at the U17 World Cup last summer, scoring hat-tricks against the USA and Brazil in the quarter and semifinals, before scoring the opening goal in the final against Spain. It is unknown how long the talented teenager is set to be ruled out for.
Landlord’s Verdict: U18 boss Steven Gerrard will be extremely disappointed to lose his star man for the foreseeable future, with Brewster one of the most promising young players in the English game.
The wonderkid will surely come back stronger from this set-back, and will return with the intention of breaking into the Liverpool first-team in the next couple of years. A loan move next year to the Championship wouldn’t be the worst move for the youngster if opportunities at Anfield are limited, and the player could find his growth is accelerated playing consistent first-team football.
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