Liverpool Fighting Bundesliga Interest in Young Striker


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Liverpool’s England Under-17 Rhian Brewster is the target of Bundesliga attention, writes the Liverpool Echo.

The 18-year-old is being watched by RB Leipzig and Borussia Monchengladbach, encouraged by reports of growing frustration on his part at not being able to break into Jurgen Klopp’s first team.

With Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah proving as prolific in front of goal as any attacking triumvirate in European football, Brewster’s chances are limited at best.

Talks between the club and player continue, but the striker has already rejected offers. The two German clubs watched him during England’s successful World Cup campaign, but Liverpool are unwilling to sell unless their hand is forced.

The Reds triggered the third year of his contract which means no club may approach him as he is considered a scholar. However, he can walk away from Anfield this summer with Liverpool due only a training fee in compensation.

Jadon Sancho, 18, led the way of the new wave of young English players going abroad, leaving Manchester City for Dortmund in pursuit of first-team football. Marcus McGuane, 19, left Arsenal for Barcelona last summer.

Sancho appears regularly from the Dortmund bench while McGuane made his Blaugrana debut in the  Supercopa de Catalunya final, coming on as a late substitute.

Although promised first-team action by Jurgen Klopp, Brewster is eager to push his career forward. Whether Liverpool can offer better opportunities is the question to the starlet wants answered.