According to a report from The Sun, interest is mounting in Liverpool sensation Rhian Brewster given the uncertainty surrounding his contract situation. The 18-year-old reportedly agreed a new five-year deal with the Reds back in June but has not officially put pen-to-paper yet, thus bringing into play the possibility that the forward could well be on his way out of Anfield this summer.
And having worked with him occasionally when in charge of the Liverpool Under-18s last season, a reunion with Steven Gerrard at Rangers could well be of interest to the Englishman.
Ultimately, the 18-year-old appears destined for huge things in the game given his wonderful start to life in youth football, with the forward most notably helping England win the Under-17 World Cup last summer, a tournament in which he won the Golden Boot in netting eight times for the Three Lions.
And having excelled at Under-18 and indeed Under-23 level at Liverpool, scoring six times in 15 games for the former and eight goals in 19 appearances for the latter, it appears to be only a matter of time before Brewster commands first team football.
And with that seeming to be what is needed in the next stage of the 18-year-old’s development, it’s perhaps unsurprising that he hasn’t yet penned a new deal at Anfield, as it’s difficult to see how he can force his way into Jurgen Klopp’s plans anytime soon.
Yet the opportunity could well arise under former Under-18s chief Gerrard at Rangers, as the Reds legend embarks upon his first senior role in management this year.
The 38-year-old will know first-hand exactly how good Brewster is given he appeared four times for the Under-18s in the UEFA Youth League last season, with the 18-year-old netting in their 4-0 rout of Sevilla in the group stages.
And given Gerrard has already raided Liverpool for the loan signing of Ovie Ejaria, letting Brewster go out on loan to the Scottish giants would surely be in the best interests of both the player and indeed Reds chief Klopp, as he is much more likely to play at Rangers than he is at Liverpool.
Yes, it does appear that his long-term future is at Anfield, and as such the 18-year-old should consider penning a deal to remain at Liverpool, but with the forward reportedly concerned about his first team chances, a loan move appears to be his best option – Rangers must pounce.
And a reunion with Gerrard at Ibrox could well be of interest to the English sensation in his bid to start producing the goods at senior level.
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