By Noel Whelan

19th Dec, 2019 | 7:00am

Exclusive: 'Klopp keen for Brewster to join Leeds' amid big development - pundit claim

Jurgen Klopp will be “keen” for Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster to go out on loan to Leeds United next month.

That is according to ex-United striker Noel Whelan, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about why his former club are well placed to sign the 19-year-old in the January window.

As reported by Football Insider, Leeds have already lodged their interest in Brewster and they will meet with Liverpool in the coming days to present their case for a deal for the second half of the season.

United are chasing the forward as they assess potential replacements for loanee Arsenal forward Eddie Nketiah, who may be recalled by his parent club when the winter window opens.

“There is obviously interest from Leeds in Brewster and I’m sure there are a queue of clubs wanting to take him,” Whelan told Football Insider. “But Leeds have a good chance, definitely.

“A huge thing in Leeds’ favour is that Marcelo Bielsa is a great coach and Leeds play in a similar way to Liverpool – build out from the back, press from the front, high energy, smooth passing combinations and an aggressive playing style.

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“That’s how Leeds signed Jack Harrison from Man City. Jurgen Klopp will be aware of that, and how Harrison has developed under Bielsa.

“Klopp will be keen for Brewster to join Leeds and learn under Bielsa. It’s probably in Klopp’s mind to send him to a team that play a similar style of football to Liverpool, and that’s where Leeds will fit the bill.

“The issue is how much game time he would have, as Patrick Bamford is the number one centre-forward at Leeds.”

Football Insider broke the news last month that Klopp is open to loan offers for Brewster in the winter window after making just two senior appearances for Liverpool.

Brewster, who won the Golden Boot at the Under-17 World Cup in 2017, is highly rated by Klopp and regarded as a first-team star of the future.

In other Leeds United news, it has been claimed that the club have lined up “brilliant” 27-year-old to replace Jack Clarke next month.