Rhian Brewster Signs Long-Term Contract with Liverpool, Says 'It Feels Great'

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistJuly 17, 2018

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24:  Rhian Brewster of Liverpool controls the ball during the International Friendly match between Sydney FC and Liverpool FC at ANZ Stadium on May 24, 2017 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)
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Rhian Brewster has agreed a new long-term contract with Liverpool, the club announced on Tuesday.

"It feels great," Brewster told Liverpool's website. "I've wanted to do this for a very long time now and I think it's the right moment for me and my family. I'm looking forward to getting back fit and making some appearances."

Brewster also discussed the extension on Twitter:

Rhian Brewster @RhianBrewster9

Delighted to have signed a new deal with @LFC. The love and support the club have shown me means a lot to me. From fans, Academy coaches and the first team! #YNWA ❤ https://t.co/HRAnE2xDNP

Since he had yet to put pen to paper on his first professional contract, speculation about Brewster's possible departure had grown throughout the summer.

Liverpool cancelled a scheduled friendly against Borussia Monchengladbach in May after the German club attempted to sign him to a deal. While Monchengladbach's interest waned over the summer, the Sun's Warren Haughton reported both Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus were entering the race.

Although he has yet to make a first-team appearance for Liverpool, Brewster figures to be a large part of their future.

The 18-year-old won the Golden Boot as England captured the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup title in India. Brewster scored eight goals in six games.

Daniel Sturridge is never too far from his next injury, while Divock Origi didn't make a strong impression during his loan spell with Wolfsburg. Roberto Firmino isn't going anywhere as Liverpool's starting striker, but the opportunity should still be there for Brewster to make an impact at Anfield in 2018-19.