Speaking to Football Insider, pundit Noel Whelan has tipped Liverpool youngster Rhian Brewster to link up with former Reds midfielder Ryan Kent at Rangers – citing the fact that Steven Gerrard may use his Anfield contacts to swoop for the striker on loan.
Brewster, who has displayed promise for our Under-23s and throughout our youth ranks, scoring seven goals and assisting four others in the Premier League 2 division this season alone, is currently on a temporary spell at Championship club Swansea City.
The striker, according to Transfermarkt, has managed four goals in 11 appearances for the Swans since signing on loan, but Whelan thinks that may be just enough to persuade Gerrard to take him up North to Ibrox.
Indeed, Brewster, while playing just three games for the senior team in total, appears to be highly rated by influential Reds figures – including manager Jurgen Klopp.
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According to past quotes from the Daily Mirror, Klopp certainly admires the Englishman, so much so that he described Brewster as ‘fantastic’ back in April 2017 when he was just emerging on to the scene.
Speaking to Football Insider, Whelan believes that Brewster may be the ‘key player’ that Gerrard will bring in for a year – going on to claim that the Gers manager needs striking options surrounding the uncertain futures of both Jermain Defoe and Alfredo Morelos.
“Gerrard needs striking options. Defoe is coming to the back end of his career and I think Morelos will leave,” claimed Whelan.
“Brewster might be the key player that Steven thinks he can take for a year. He is a fox in the box and that is what teams want.
“Let him have that full preseason with the team and get bedded in. With the likes of Ryan Kent, who Rhian will already know, that relationship will ease him in and of course, he will know Steven as well.
“Steven will know what kind of character and quality he is getting from the player.”
Indeed, taking all of this into account, it appears Gerrard may have a few advantages in bringing him to Merseyside – especially considering Kent and Brewster could have a rapport from their years in Liverpool’s academy.
Time will tell whether the 20-year-old is primed for a move up north, but one thing may be certain, Brewster’s potential presence could help Gerrard in his quest for an SPFL title.