Rhian Brewster: Swansea City sign Liverpool striker on loan

Rhian Brewster and Steve Cooper
Rhian Brewster (left) scored eight goals as Steve Cooper (right) led England Under-17s to victory in the Under-17 World Cup in 2017

Swansea City have signed Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster on loan for the rest of the season.

Brewster, 19, came on as a substitute in Liverpool's FA Cup third-round win over Everton on Sunday.

Swansea wanted a forward to replace Sam Surridge, who was recalled from a loan spell at the Liberty Stadium by Bournemouth last week.

"I'm very excited to be part of this," Brewster said. "I couldn't wait to get here and get started, to be honest."

Swans boss Steve Cooper is an admirer of Brewster and worked with him during his time as England Under-17 coach.

Brewster finished as top scorer as Cooper's team won the 2017 Under-17 World Cup.

The England Under-21 international is likely to make his Swans debut in Sunday's south Wales derby at Cardiff City.

Brewster made his first Liverpool appearances in the Carabao Cup earlier this season, and played the final 11 minutes of their 1-0 FA Cup win over rivals Everton.

"I've been watching the results and the team closely. It's a very young team but the quality is second to none. I want to bring something different to the team and help them," Brewster added.

"I've come here to try and play a lot of games and score a lot of goals for Swansea.

"It's a great club. I've been watching them for ages - particularly when they were in the Premier League. Hopefully, I can help them get back to where they belong.

"At this moment in time, Swansea is the best team for me to join on loan. I want to help Swansea get promoted."

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