Thursday, 23 January 2020 | 09:22 WIB

Liverpool May Look for Strikers if Rhian Brewster Leaves on Loan

Liverpool Manager Juergen Klopp (special)

LIVERPOOL, NETRALNEWS.COM - Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says his club would be looking for an attacker in the January transfer window if Rhian Brewster leaves the club on loan.

Brewster, who is 19 years old, can be loaned out in the new year if he finds a suitable football club to give him more playing time to improve his experience.

"Yes, we have to see later. We can't just lend the players because we have built this squad."

"We have three [players with] long-term injuries, and four with Paul Glatzel, two of whom were injured during the preseason. Two followed with Joel [Matip] and Fabinho," Klopp said.

Liverpool hopes Brewster can follow in the footsteps of winger Harry Wilson, who has scored six goals in 14 matches as a loan player at Bournemouth, and has gained important English Premier League experience after starting in 11 matches.

Aston Villa and Swansea are reportedly interested in signing Brewster, but the loan will create a gap in the Liverpool squad.

When asked if he would bring in more players for the front line to overcome the lack of attackers, Klopp said he would look at the situation first.

"That gives us a 16-side squad and I counted the boys, but we can't just give loans to players and think it's good for them, we always have to consider both situations, the players and us. And in the end, we try to make a perfect solution. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't."