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Rhian Brewster Joins Swansea City on Loan from Liverpool Until End of Season

Gill Clark@@gillclarkyFeatured Columnist IIJanuary 7, 2020

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 30: Rhian Brewster of Liverpool celebrates scoring his penalty during the shoot out during the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between Liverpool and Arsenal at the Anfield Stadium on October 30, 2019 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Visionhaus)
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Liverpool announced on Tuesday that 19-year-old striker Rhian Brewster has joined Championship side Swansea City on loan until the end of the season:

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Rhian Brewster has completed a loan move to @SwansOfficial until the end of the season. Good luck, @RhianBrewster9 🙌 https://t.co/xKbJzWujLv

The teenager has only made three first-team appearances for the Reds in 2019-20, starting against Milton Keynes Dons and Arsenal in the Carabao Cup and featuring as a substitute in Sunday's FA Cup win over Everton.

Swansea have confirmed Brewster will wear the No. 19 shirt and is available to make his debut for Steve Cooper's side in Sunday's Championship clash with Cardiff City.

Brewster joined Liverpool in 2014 from Chelsea and is regarded as one of the club's most promising young attackers.

He helped England win the FIFA U-17 World Cup in India in 2017, winning the Golden Boot as the tournament's top scorer with eight goals:

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Golden Ball: Phil Foden 🦁 Golden Boot: Rhian Brewster 🦁 Golden Glove: Gabriel Brazão 🇧🇷 The FIFA U17 World Cup individual winners. 🥇 https://t.co/cE3x13Iy2E

A serious ankle injury in 2018 disrupted his progress and saw him miss a large chunk of action, but he still attracted interest from Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach.

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Liverpool were due to play a pre-season friendly against Monchengladbach but called it off after becoming frustrated with the German side's pursuit of Brewster, per Sky Sports News.

The Reds demonstrated their faith in Brewster by handing him a long-term contract in the summer of 2018:

B/R Football @brfootball

Under-17 World Cup winner Rhian Brewster has signed a new long-term contract with Liverpool https://t.co/4t2RI9RgMs

Brewster was part of the Liverpool squad for their dramatic UEFA Champions League comeback win over Barcelona in the semi-final last season and was also on the bench for the victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the final.

Yet he had to wait until September 2019 to make his competitive debut for the Reds, starting in their 2-0 third-round win over MK Dons in the Carabao Cup.

Brewster has struggled for game time since but will hope he can get a regular run of games at Swansea, who are in sixth place in the Championship but only two points off third after 26 games.

The move also sees the striker link up with manager Cooper again. The Swansea boss was in charge of the England Under-17 team that won the World Cup and will know Brewster well from their time together with the national team.

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