Liverpool agree to let Rhian Brewster go on a permanent basis
Rhian Brewster has held talks with Jurgen Klopp over his future this week and the champions will allow the 20-year-old to leave permanently if a suitable move can be found. Liverpool value Brewster at around £20million and any deal for the striker is set to include a buy-back clause.
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Sheffield United are ready to bid £17m for Liverpool striker Rhian Brester, as per a report from The Mirror.
Chris Wilder’s side have seemingly been the frontrunners for the signature of the 20-year-old for some time, and the Yorkshire club could be set to test the Reds with an offer.
Earlier this summer, Jurgen Klopp had suggested that he may keep the England Under 21 international as part of his squad for the 2020/12 campaign.
Crystal Palace chairman rubbishes claims of £25m bid for Liverpool star Rhian Brewster amid Sheffield United and Swansea City interest
The chairman has just issued a key update on social mediaThe forward has been the subject of fierce transfer interest this summer following his hugely successful loan stint at Swansea City last term.
However, after not featuring in any of the four matchday squads to this point, it seems that the talented youngster’s future may indeed lie elsewhere.
One big aspect of any deal seeing Brewster leave on a permanent basis has been the inclusion of a buy-back clause, something Sheffield United are reportedly willing to accept.
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Brewster has long been touted as a future star at Anfield after coming through the academy ranks scoring goals at each level.
Although with the club superseding previous standards, there seems to be no place in the Premier League champions squad for the talented youngster.
For fans who have had high hopes for Brewster, many of whom may be surprised to see him leave, they should be pleased by the prospect of the deal including a buy-back clause, so if Liverpool wish to bring the youngster back in the future, they’ll be able to do just that.
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Liverpool Predicted XI: Leeds United (H)
It will have been 52 days since the euphoric scenes on The Kop when the Premier League champions attempt to do it all over again, starting with newly-promoted Leeds United on Saturday evening.
In a battle of the 2019/20 title holders, Marcelo Bielsa’s Championship winners will present a tough opening opponent at Anfield for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Klopp’s squad enjoyed a reasonably successful pre-season, coming out on top of their most recent friendly with a convincing 7-2 victory against Blackburn, despite going two goals behind in the first half.
The squad managed to go on their usual pre-season training camp, this time to Austria as the trip to France became complicated due to quarantine restrictions.
Despite the conjecture about Liverpool’s lack of summer spend at this stage, there is set to be more competition in the squad than previously, with the youngsters a year older and ready to challenge.
Expect more from January signing Takumi Minamino, who has seemed to find his feet on Merseyside in recent weeks.
In terms of team news, Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson remains a doubt for this match despite returning to full training, whilst Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is certain to miss out.
Question marks remain over the availability of new signing Kostas Tsimikas, who tested positive whilst away on international duty with Greece.
Having lost out in the Community Shield on penalties for the second year running, this time to Arsenal, now the serious business begins.
Here’s how we think the German boss will line-up his team against Leeds:
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The Swans have been linked with a move for the 24-year-oldHowever, it appears unlikely that the Swans will make a move for the frontman who is likely to be out of their price range.
GK - ALISSON BECKER
Will hope for a better first game of the season this year compared to last, having been forced off through injury on the opening night last year.
RB - TRENT ALEXANDER ARNOLD
Back to fitness having missed the Austria trip. Played 80 minutes for England this week so should be ready for the Reds.
CB - JOE GOMEZ
Will want to further confirm himself as number one partner alongside VVD this season.
LB - ANDY ROBERTSON
Faces competition for his place for perhaps the first time with the arrival of Tsimikas, likely to thrive.
CDM - FABINHO
Perhaps the most obvious choice in the midfield, will be keen to add more influence going forwards this term.
Sheffield United reluctant to meet Liverpool's valuation for Brewster
The 20-year-old was left out of Liverpool's matchday squad for the Carabao Cup tie at Lincoln City on Thursday night, fueling speculation of an imminent move. Blades manager Chris Wilder had held talks with Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp but Brewster's future remains in limbo. © Provided by Daily Mail Rhian Brewster's future remains in limbo with Sheffield United unwilling to pay £25m Crystal Palace are also admirers, but are yet to make an approach for a player valued at £25m by Liverpool, who insist on a buy-back option being included in any deal.
CM - NABY KEITA
Began to show his best form at the back end of 2019/20 and has continued to impress during pre-season. This is a big year for the 25-year-old.
CM - GINI WIJNALDUM
Despite the speculation surrounding his future and his contract situation, the midfielder is fit and ready to go, therefore will most likely play .
RW - MOHAMED SALAH
Cut a frustrated figure at times last season despite reaching decent numbers. May yet look to improve once more.
LW - SADIO MANE
Arguably Liverpool’s best player during the title-winning season. Expect more of the same from the Senegalese forward.
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Sheffield United broke their transfer record to sign Rhian Brewster in a bid to become more clinical.Sheffield United have completed the big-money signing of Rhian Brewster from Liverpool in a move they hope will improve their fortunes in front of goal.