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Liverpool: Rhian Brewster targeted by Crystal Palace for potential loan move in January

Liverpool: Rhian Brewster targeted by Crystal Palace for potential loan move in January - Liverpool

Liverpool have already been contacted by a Premier League club about a potential loan move for Rhian Brewster just hours after they declared that they would be open to letting him leave short-term.

Football Insider reported yesterday that Reds manager Jurgen Klopp could allow the teenage striker to go out on loan in order to let him get more senior game-time.

Not long after that news broke, Crystal Palace made contact with the Anfield club about possibly taking the 19-year-old on loan, as reported by Football Insider.

Brewster had been promised “an important role” at Liverpool by Klopp during the summer, as per liverpoolfc.com, and scored four times for the first team in pre-season. The striker told FourFourTwo in September that his manager did not want him to be loaned out in the off-season.

However, since competitive action got underway in August, the teenager has had just two senior appearances, both in the Carabao Cup, making the bench for three other first team games. [via TransferMarkt]

With Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane established as Klopp’s first-choice front three, the other forwards at Anfield were always likely to find their game-time limited, and Brewster also has stiff competition within the backup ranks.

Divock Origi has made 15 appearances this season (nine as a substitute), while Xherdan Shaqiri is back in contention after two months out with a calf injury, as per the Liverpool Echo.

Barring an injury crisis at Anfield, first team action is likely to remain sporadic for Brewster, who will surely have noticed how some of his fellow Liverpool forwards have thrived on loan elsewhere.

Harry Wilson netted 18 times for Derby last season and has scored four goals in the Premier League for Bournemouth this term, while Ryan Kent found the net six times during a loan spell at Rangers in 2018/19 before joining the Ibrox club permanently in September.

With Brewster unlikely to feature much for Liverpool, and other forwards having performed well while out on loan from Anfield, a temporary move could be best for the youngster.

Crystal Palace seems like an ideal destination, too, as he should get game-time there given their struggles in front of goal this season – they went into this weekend as the second lowest scorers in the Premier League with 10 goals, so Brewster may well have a strong chance of featuring regularly if he were to join the London-based outfit on loan.

Liverpool fans, do you think Brewster should be loaned out in January to get more senior experience? Join in the discussion by commenting below!


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