Premier League sides in the crowded race for Liverpool youngster

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Swansea City have made communication with Liverpool, ahead of securing a loan move for Liverpool forward Rhian Brewster, according to reports.

Aston Villa have been extensively linked with the Anfield starlet, who could be on the move in January to build his experience in senior football.

As well as Villa – Crystal Palace and Leeds United have been linked with Rhian Brewster, but Swansea City have stolen a march, according to our sister title WalesOnline.

They have reported that Swansea manager Steve Cooper is keen on bringing the 19-year-old striker to South Wales and he hopes to use his personal relationship to seal the deal.

Steve Cooper managed Rhian Brewster in the England development squads and was in charge as the forward guided England’s U17s to World Cup glory in 2017.

Liverpool have surprisingly called Rhian Brewster in their squad to fly out to Qatar for the FIFA Club World Cup later this month. It was expected he would be involved facing Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup, but instead will be part of Jurgen Klopp’s line-up in the Middle East.

It seems close to a certainty that Jurgen Klopp will allow Rhian Brewster out on loan in January and it is believed the club would prefer a move to the Premier League for him.

But for any loan deal to be finalised, it is thought that Rhian Brewster will need to be involved with the first team and given regular playing time to aid his development.

At present, Aston Villa have only two senior strikers available, with Keinan Davis’ injury meaning that it is only Jonathan Kodjia behind first choice Wesley Moraes.

After spending nearly £150m in the summer window, it is expected to be a much quieter period in January, although Dean Smith has hinted he is in the market for reinforcements in the striking department.