As 2019 draws to a close, the talk will inevitably start to be about the January transfer window.
Mixed reports this week stated that Aston Villa will have a very quiet window, followed by reports of a fresh approach for Brentford’s Algerian star, Said Benrahma amongst other links.
Today has brought about another link and it’s one that has been muted before in Liverpool youth prospect Rhian Brewster.
A striker is a huge priority for Dean Smith’s men who only have Brazilian forward Wesley and with Keinan Davis injured and Jonathan Kodjia seemingly on his way, Brewster may be an option that also complies with FFP in regards to spending.
Brewster has yet to get the game time at Anfield under Jurgen Klopp and it doesn’t take a genius to ask why with such an abundance of world class talent in the guises of Mo Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Divock Origi.
Brewster is a product of Liverpool’s famous academy, having moved there from Chelsea at just 14 years of age.
Brewster boasts pace, skill and a tenacious mentality to work hard both on and off the ball. He would also offer a contrast to the style of Wesley should Smith ever decide to play two up top.
His name first hit the headlines for England in their U17 World Cup success in 2017 where alongside the likes of Phil Foden, Brewster won the Golden Boot, scoring eight goals before going on to lift the World Cup itself.
Brewster then went on to sign his first professional contract in 2018.
Despite not really getting an opportunity to play in the first team, it hasn’t been through want of trying as he made the bench for the semi-final and final of the Champions League against Barcelona and Tottenham.
The young forward has since gone on to play in Liverpool’s League Cup campaign and will be likely to feature when Villa host Liverpool in the quarter final of the competition in mid-December.
With Liverpool’s success in last season’s Champions League, it has brought about entry into the World Club Championship and a much publicised clash of fixtures.
After deliberation between Liverpool and various football authorities, it appears they will be forced to field a younger, weakened team at Villa Park.
This could be a chance for Brewster to put himself in the window for a potential loan deal and valuable game time.
With Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp stating that he would allow Brewster to go out on loan, it could be an option to suit both parties.
However, it would be seen as a big risk to expect him to make a big impact with such a lack of experience at top flight level. He may also be more suited to time in the Championship, similar to Tammy Abraham’s spell last season.