Liverpool are set to loan out young players Curtis Jones and Rhian Brewster in the January transfer window. Klopp had initially intended to use them as part of the first-team squad, but given the team’s on-field success and the imminent arrival of Takumi Minamino, the pair will find game time limited at Anfield. Therefore, a temporary move away will benefit all parties involved.
Curtis Jones and Rhian Brewster to Go on Loan
Where Will They Go?
Rhian Brewster was heavily linked with a temporary switch to Austrian Bundesliga side, and former Champions League opponents, RB Salzburg. However, Goal’s Neil Jones is now reporting that this transfer is unlikely to happen. Instead, it seems likely that Brewster will find himself at a Championship club for the second half of the season. The hope will be that he will be able to establish himself as a regular and prove that he is ready to take the next step in his career.
Curtis Jones is also set for a switch to the Championship, with Swansea City amongst the favourites for the services of both players. Both players are expected to feature in the Carabao Cup game against Aston Villa if deemed fit before flying out to Qatar to join the first-team squad. This means that any transfer negotiations with the players will have to wait until the Reds’ next three games are over.
Who Are Jones and Brewster?
Rhian Brewster is a young striker who has made two first-team appearances for Jurgen Klopp’s side. Both have come in this season’s Carabao Cup. He impressed and scored regularly during pre-season, though has found it difficult to break into the team ahead of the likes of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino. Klopp clearly has faith in the player, however, as he refused to sanction a loan move in the summer window.
Curtis Jones is an 18-year-old winger who recently made his Premier League debut against Bournemouth. Like Brewster, he has featured predominantly in the Carabao Cup for Jurgen Klopp’s side this season. He capped off his performance against Arsenal in the last 16 by scoring the winning penalty.