I’m sure that I was not the only one that was shocked when the reports came out regarding a possible permanent exit from Liverpool by a player that is highly-rated at Melwood.
It has been claimed that Rhian Brewster is due to hold talks with manager Jurgen Klopp over his future at our football club once he returns from England U21 international duty, despite playing a big part in our pre-season efforts in France and Switzerland.
The Telegraph believes that we would be willing to let Brewster go in a deal that could be worth “more than £20m” or a loan move, as we prepare for our first Premier League title defence.
Understandably so, there has been a huge backlash about this, probably because the 20-year-old is such a promising prospect for us. While he has not had his chance in Klopp’s team, it is fair to say that he is not a million miles away from an opportunity further down the line.
I admit that it may not seem the most sensible decision to sell Brewster at this stage of his career, without having provided him with the opportunity in wear the famous red shirt regularly in the Premier League.
He has scored three times in preparation for the new season, which begs the question as to why Klopp would entertain selling him.
Despite this, Klopp sees him train and how he behaves in and around the training ground on a daily basis, which could have a factor in this decision. Either this or Brewster himself is being poorly misled by his agent, which according to TransferMarkt, is with an agency called Wasserman.
I think we, as fans, need to remind ourselves of one of the key reasons why the club is where it stands in the first place. Klopp has made an array of difficult decisions during his time on Merseyside. Selling Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona stands out as one of the big ones which did not go down well at the time.
This will simply just be another one if he does decide to sell him. Let’s not lost faith in our manager now just because of this one decision. Let’s maintain our support and get behind the team, whatever happens.