By David Woods

17th Jun, 2018 | 3:31pm

Liverpool agree terms with striker in five-year deal - reliable journalist

Liverpool have agreed terms with young striker Rhian Brewster in what will be his first professional deal, according to a reliable journalist.

Chris Bascombe, the Merseyside reporter for the Telegraph group, made the claim on his personal Twitter page on Sunday lunchtime.

He added that it ends any uncertainty over his future and that it should be a five-year deal until 2023.

Football Insider verdict:

This is indeed excellent news for Liverpool fans. There had been talk that Brewster would be leaving Anfield this summer, which would have been a serious waste of a big talent. And, according to the Liverpool Echo Transfer blog (12.12) it is believed that he has been told that he will be in the frame for a first-team shot next season. That’s brilliant news for the 18-year-old who switched over from the Chelsea youth side to Anfield in 2015. He made the senior bench back in April, 2017, but is yet to make an appearance for the first-team, but that could be set to change next season. Liverpool are blessed with an abundance of young talent, with Brewster, Harry Wilson, Ryan Kent and others all looking for a chance. This will be one of Jurgen Klopp’s biggest challenges – delivering silverware while bringing players through from the youth set-up. Liverpool don’t want to lose all their young talent but know that the transition to a team like Liverpool is ultra-tough and highly pressurised. Klopp seems to be ready to make the leap with Brewster. 

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