Reds manager Jurgen Klopp has stated that Liverpool could sign a striker if youngster Rhian Brewster left the club on loan come January.
Brewster, according to Paul Joyce of the Times, has both Leeds United and Swansea City looking to sign him on loan come January.
Brewster has not featured for the Reds since the Carabao Cup win over Arsenal in October, which highlights the lack of minutes the forward is receiving at Anfield.
Klopp has stated that if the Englishman were to leave on loan, the club may be forced into signing a replacement.
When Klopp was asked on whether he would sign a replacement to cover Brewster, he said, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo: “Yes, we have to see. We can’t just give the boys [away] on loan because we have built this squad.
“We have three long-term injuries and four with Paul Glatzel, two of them were pre-season. Two came later with Joel (Matip) and Fabinho. That gives us a 16-player squad and I count the kids, but we cannot only give players on loan and think it is good for him, we always have to consider both situations.
“The boys and ours, and in the end, we try to make the perfect solution. Sometimes it works out, others it does not.”
The move would make sense for Brewster, who is clearly not in Klopp’s plans for the remainder of the season. It would also make sense for Liverpool, as a promising young forward would be gaining minutes on the football pitch.
It simply depends on injuries and if Liverpool were able to cover Brewster’s position in the time he would be gone.