Insider gives Liverpool FC transfer update on deal for 18-year-old striker

Reporter David Maddock sheds light on Jurgen Klopp's role in Rhian Brewster's new Liverpool FC deal

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: New Balance

Jurgen Klopp was influential in Liverpool FC’s decision to tie down Rhian Brewster to a new deal, according to David Maddock.

The Reds offered the 18-year-old a new contract on Sunday to secure the striker’s long-term future at the Anfield side.

Brewster had been attracting interest from a number of German clubs in the simmer transfer window to raise the possibility of Liverpool FC losing their promising talent.

However, the teenage’s new five-year deal will ensure Brewster remains at the Merseyside outfit until 2023.

Brewster scored successive hat-tricks against United States and Brazil in the quarter-finals and semi-finals of the Fifa Under-17 World Cup.

He went on to score their opening goal in a 5-2 win against Spain in the final to attract press from the British media for his heroics in the tournament.

Brewster is still waiting to make his first senior appearance for Liverpool FC amid interest from Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach this summer.

Daily Mirror reporter Maddock shed light on Liverpool FC’s deal to keep Brewster at the Anfield outfit for the next five years.

Maddock wrote on his Twitter page: “Jurgen Klopp influential in Brewster decision to stay, despite interest from three German clubs.

“@LFC boss will not sign an out and out striker this summer, in part because he believes in the potential of the 18 year old, who will be promoted to first team squad.”

Liverpool FC haven’t won the Premier League title but finished in second place in 2002, 2009 and 2014.

The Reds finished in fourth place in the Premier League table last term.

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