Rhian relishing Steve Cooper reunion

7th January 2020
First team
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Rhian Brewster revealed the opportunity to play under Steve Cooper again was a huge factor behind his loan move to Swansea City.

The Liverpool forward has joined the Swans for the rest of the season after undergoing a successful medical at Fairwood this afternoon.

Highly rated at Anfield, Brewster is no stranger to Cooper with the pair having worked together during England Under-17s’ World Cup success in 2017.

While England lifted the trophy in India following a spectacular 5-2 comeback win over Spain, Brewster ended the tournament with the Golden Boot thanks to his eight goals, including one in the final.

Now he reunites with Cooper at the Liberty, and the 19-year-old can’t wait to get started.

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“I’ve worked with him for a long time,” said Brewster. “During the World Cup, I remember I had only scored one goal in four games. He kept picking me and saying: ‘Rhian, keep going. I know your quality, just make sure you keep working hard and your goals will come.’

“We got to the quarter-finals and the goals started coming thick and fast. Of course, I finished as top scorer, but Coops kept his faith in me and kept selecting me.

“It helps when you know the head coach and have worked under him before. I’ve worked with a few of the backroom staff here before as well. That helps quite a bit.

“Right now, this move is the best option for me. To work with him again at club level is going to be very different, but I’ve just got to work hard on the training pitch and, hopefully, get picked for the games and help the team by scoring goals.”