Liverpool confirm they have agreed a professional contract for Rhian Brewster. The 18-year-old has signed a five-year deal with the Merseysiders and will hope to make his first-team debut this season.
Despite stiff competition for a place from Roberto Firmino, Dominic Solanke, Danny Ings, Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi, Brewster has the faith of manager Jurgen Klopp who was desperate to keep the teenager at Liverpool.
Brewster joined the Reds from Chelsea in 2015 and is on the cusp of the senior squad after progressing well at youth level. The centre-forward ha scored nine goals in 11 games for the u18s, one goal in four games for the u19s and 16 goals in 19 games for the u23s.
Liverpool were rumoured to be considering loaning Brewster out to another club this summer to ensure he can get much-needed competitive football, but they may now be keeping him in and around the first-team.
With Trent Alexander-Arnold making the successful transition from youth football to the senior side and subsequently making the 23-man England squad for the 2018 World Cup, Brewster has to feel he’s at the best possible club.
Liverpool finished fourth in the Premier League last season and reached the final of the Champions League. They’ve signed the likes Fabinho from AS Monaco, Naby Keita from RB Leipzig, Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City and Alisson from AS Roma. They could be a force to be reckoned with in 2018/19.