On Tuesday night, Liverpool’s highly-rated youngster Rhian Brewster signed a new five-year professional contract at Anfield.
The signing will come as a superb boost for Liverpool’s academy, as they will see another young player make his way to the first team set-up.
However, it spells bad news for Borussia Monchengladbach, the Bundesliga club who had been strongly pursuing Brewster’s signature.
Winner: Liverpool’s academy
The academy at Kirkby deserves a massive round of applause for the development of Rhian Brewster. The Englishman was signed by the club in 2014 from Chelsea and has simply flourished in Merseyside, improving his skills at the club while scoring for fun at U-23 level.
Brewster is another example of a Liverpool academy product succeeding at the club and entering professional football. The likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ben Woodburn, Harry Wilson, and Sheyi Ojo have all drawn plaudits for their performances after graduating from Kirkby.
The club’s academy has produced another gem yet again, and a five-year contract is a richly-deserved reward for Brewster’s talent and hard work.
Loser: Borussia Monchengladbach
The Bundesliga club were heavily linked with Brewster this year but, as per the Telegraph, reportedly crossed the line and made an illegal approach for the 18-year-old.
This caused Liverpool to write a letter to Borussia Monchengladbach criticizing them for their conduct, and the Premier League club even called off a scheduled friendly between the two teams this summer.
All this drama and loss of business ended up harming the Germans, as they were left without Brewster and without a high-profile friendly at Anfield.