Former pro Kevin Phillips predicts Rhian Brewster will be offloaded on loan again next season from Liverpool.
The young forward has enjoyed a fruitful loan spell at Swansea City under the tutelage of Steve Cooper since arriving in south Wales in January.
Brewster has scored four goals in 11 appearances for the Swans and has fit in seamlessly to the team, becoming the side’s main focal point up-front following the departure of Borja Baston to Aston Villa in the winter window.
Speaking to Football Insider, former Sunderland forward Kevin Phillips admits the move to Swansea was the right fit and that a loan deal next season for the player should not be discounted.
“For his progression, what they are doing with loaning him out is spot on,
“We have seen it before with the lads that went to Derby under Frank and they are now flying at their respective clubs.
“Klopp obviously thinks highly of him because they have not sold him. He is developing under a manager that has a great track record for bringing players on and working with young players.
“But is he going to play in that team every week next season? No, he is not. So, I can see another loan.”
Brewster has looked very bright since arriving at Swansea on loan, and at the age of just 20, Brewster has plenty of time to develop and mature as a footballer.
An immediate pathway to the Liverpool starting eleven is not clear at present, so Phillips’ suggestion that loaning him out again would be a wise move.
Like Phillips has said, we have seen many players benefit from loan stints in the EFL, with the likes of Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount benefitting from these experiences.