Jurgen Klopp provides Rhian Brewster update as he plans for next season

Jurgen Klopp has revealed he plans to have face-to-face talks with talented prospect Rhian Brewster ahead of next season.

The 20-year-old striker is one of a number of emerging stars at Liverpool, but is yet to make himself a regular in the senior squad.

Brewster featured heavily in pre-season, scoring four times in the first three games, but made just three competitive appearances before being loaned out to Swansea in January.

He has been in fairly prolific form since his switch to the Liberty Stadium, averaging almost a goal every two games, but Klopp has admitted he is yet to decide what the player's immediate future holds.

"The plan with Rhian [is] we will talk to him," Klopp said at a press conference on Tuesday. "It was clear his situation was different to a lot of the boys here.

"They really wanted him at Swansea and that is important. Rhian shows his talent is clear.

"How it is next year we will talk about it with him."

After winning the Golden Boot for England at the Under-17 World Cup in 2017, Brewster's development was hampered by a nasty ankle ligament injury which kept him out of action for over a year.

The forward had to undergo surgery and intensive rehabilitation to get back out on the field, but seems to have re-found his scoring boots in the Championship.

Brewster has scored seven times in 15 appearances for the Swans, including three in four since the restart.

Swansea manager Steve Cooper is keen to keep him at the club for another loan spell, but they now face competition.

Cooper told the BBC : "Rhian is a really good player. He loves being here, he's working hard, he's scoring goals, everybody is benefiting from it, especially the football club."

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Rangers are also said to be interested in taking him on a temporary basis, where the lure of European football and the chance to work with Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard could tempt negotiations in their favour.

He is highly thought of at Anfield, having signed a long-term contract while still recovering from his injury in 2018.

Klopp could still opt to keep him around the Liverpool team to learn alongside the likes of Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliott, though the opportunity to experience regular football elsewhere also appeals.

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