Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster completed a loan move to Swansea City on Thursday after heavy speculation.
The English teenager will spend the remainder of the season on loan in the Championship at the Liberty Stadium and hope to make a big impression on Jurgen Klopp.
The German has decided to let Brewster head out to get regular minutes, having made just two appearances for the first-team this season – both in the Carabao Cup.
It was thought Brewster would have featured a fair bit more for the Reds, especially with Klopp blocking a loan exit for the youngster in the summer.
Speaking in a press conference, the German explained his thinking behind the move.
He said (official website): “For Rhian, it was the right thing to do in this moment. We all agreed it was the right thing to do.
“Because that’s important as well, the boys need to find a manager in the best possible way who knows them already – that’s the case with Steve and Rhian, so that helped a lot.
“Swansea and Steve Cooper asked already in the summer if he can go and it was not the right moment. He came out of a long-term injury, so I thought he needed to just get a rhythm, get used to his body again, but he needed to get used to the intensity.”
TBR’s view – Onus on Brewster to prove himself
Brewster should get regular game time at Swansea given the number of reports claiming that’d be the only way Liverpool would only allow their talented starlet to leave.
The onus is now on Brewster to deliver at the Welsh club and to show he can have a greater involvement with the first-team in 2020/21.
A move to the Liberty did Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham the world of good, and perhaps it can serve Brewster just as well.