Former West Bromwich Albion favourite Kevin Phillips has tipped Liverpool starlet Rhian Brewster for a switch to the Hawthorns next season in an interview with Football Insider.
Brewster is currently on loan at Swansea City from the Reds as he looks to further his development and gain more first-team experience at Championship level.
Liverpool have an abundance of options in forward areas with Roberto Firmino, Mohammed Salah and Sadio Mane currently occupying their front three roles.
Phillips believes that Brewster may once again struggle to break into the first-team at Anfield next season and thinks a loan move to the Hawthorns for Premier League experience – should they get promoted – would be beneficial for the youngster.
“Tammy Abraham got his chance at Chelsea in extraordinary circumstances but you will not see that at Liverpool,” Phillips said.
“Next season the same three will be up top and Klopp might add to that. It might make it even more difficult.”
“Brewster might be one that a promoted team might target, someone like a West Brom. He is not out of his depth at that level.”
The 20-year-old forward has scored four goals in 11 appearances for the Swans and has made a real impact for the play-off contenders.
However, he has only made three appearances for his parent club, all of which came in domestic cup competitions but he looks unlikely to leave on a permanent basis with Klopp a keen admirer of Brewster and believing he has real potential for the future.