Liverpool are becoming increasingly fearful that one of their star prospects could be lured away from the club during the summer.
Rhian Brewster’s links to a number of Bundesliga clubs threaten to disrupt Jurgen Klopp’s plans heading into the transfer window and the 2018/2019 campaign.
The striker had been tipped to tempt his manager away from buying a new no.9 and subsequently become part of the Reds’ first-team plans.
Liverpool now fear Brewster could be tempted to follow a number of young English stars to Germany, with RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund surfacing as possible suitors, according to the Guardian’s Andy Hunter.
Concerns over his future are also fuelled by the fact Brewster is yet to sign a professional contract with the club after turning 18 at the beginning of April.
Brewster was also recently rumoured to be a target for Scottish champions Celtic, with a loan deal teasing the regular first-team football required as part of his development.
His immediate priority, however, will be recovering from ankle surgery that has seen him sidelined since January.
Involvement in Liverpool’s pre-season plans beckons if he can get himself fit in time as Klopp seeks to test Brewster alongside regular senior starters.
His blossoming reputation as one of the country’s most promising youth products largely stems from his Golden Boot award to help England towards U17 World Cup glory in India last October.