Report: Liverpool boss prefers loaning player to Sheffield United rather than Spurs

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Jurgen Klopp

The Sheffield Star claim that Tottenham Hotspur are set to lose out to Sheffield United in the race to sign Liverpool forward Rhian Brewster on loan, with Jurgen Klopp preferring that the youngster spends next season at Bramall Lane.

The 20-year-old had an impressive loan spell at Swansea City during the second half of last season, netting ten times in twenty Championship appearances for the Welsh club (transfermarkt.com).

Football Insider reported last month that Spurs were eyeing a loan move for the striker, who they wanted to bring in as a backup to Harry Kane next season.

While Liverpool are said to be open to allowing the forward to head out on loan once more with the Lilywhites reportedly facing considerable competition for his signature, with as many as half a dozen other Premier League sides also chasing him (Goal.com).

The Sheffield Star have tipped backed the Blades to win the race for Brewster’s signature.

The report suggests that although the likes of Spurs are keen to sign the England Under-21 international, Klopp believes that the striker’s footballing education would be best served by joining Chris Wilder’s side due to the attacking, high-pressing style they play.

Spurs Web Opinion

I can see why we would potentially be interested in taking Brewster on loan. I suspect we would be making the case to Liverpool that the youngster would benefit from getting game time at a high-pressure environment at Spurs. He will certainly get more opportunities at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium next season than he would if he stayed in Anfield.

However, I do not see why the Reds would want to loan Brewster to us rather than a mid table side like Newcastle, Sheffield United or Crystal Palace where he has more chance of getting regular game time and establishing himself in the Premier League. Besides, I am not sure Liverpool will want to help out a fellow ‘big six’ side whose ultimate ambition is to close the gap with them over the next couple of years.

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