Date published: Friday 9th October 2020 3:45
Liverpool legend Phil Thompson believes the club sold the wrong player this summer by allowing Rhian Brewster to join Sheffield United.
Brewster sealed a £23.5million to Sheffield United after making a name for himself as he worked his way through the club’s academy.
The 20-year-old was tipped for big things at Anfield, but struggled for senior game time on Merseyside.
He spent the second half of last season on loan at Swansea, scoring 10 goals in 20 Championship appearances.
Having got a taste of regular football at the second tier, Brewster decided to make a permanent switch away from Anfield.
But Thompson believes the Reds let the wrong man go and should have looked to move on Divock Origi instead.
“On the outgoings, I’m disappointed that they decided to let Rhian Brewster go,” Thompson told Paddy Power, as cited by The Mail.
“I’d like him to have stayed. I can see some of the reasons why, but if you were asking me whether to go with Brewster or Divock Origi, for me, it’d be Origi going.
Liverpool to miss Brewster aggression
“There’s not too many forwards that have the aggression that Brewster has.
“There’s a couple of others that could have gone, Xherdan Shaqiri for example could’ve brought a few quid in.”
Origi scored in the 2019 Champions League final but only managed six goals in the title-winning season.
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He’s also yet to feature in the Premier League this season with his two appearances coming in the Carabao Cup.
Brewster looks set to make his Blades debut against Fulham after the international break.
He joins a United side that has managed just one goal in their opening four Premier League games, all of which they have lost.
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