Liverpool cancel Borussia Monchengladbach pre-season friendly over Rhian Brewster pursuit

Rhian Brewster

Liverpool have cancelled their scheduled pre-season friendly with Borussia Monchengladbach over the Bundesliga side's pursuit of .

Jurgen Klopp‘s side were set to welcome the German side to in their final pre-season fixture before the new season.

However, Liverpool have cancelled the friendly, with Monchengladbach one of many sides interested in Reds youngster Brewster on a free transfer this summer.

According to The Telegraph, Liverpool “have withdrawn the invitation and written to the Bundesliga side to issue a warning about their conduct.”

Recent reports claimed the Bundesliga side had approached Brewster without the Reds' permission, angering the club's hierarchy. The 18-year-old is not allowed to speak to other sides as he is still considered a 'scholar'.

Liverpool are keen on retaining Brewster, who is highly-regarded by coaches at Melwood, with Klopp thought to be planning to include him in the first-team next season.

However, with several young English players making a move to Bundesliga in recent times, Brewster also believes he would be best served with a transfer to Germany. Reece Oxford, Ademola Lookman and Jadon Sancho have all impressed following a move from England.

Liverpool, who are fiercely unimpressed with Monchengladbach's approach, are “ready to take the matter to FIFA.”

Brewster, along with Gladbach, is on the radar of , who are also thought to be involved in discussions with the youngster's representatives.

The Reds, meanwhile, look to convince the youngster to sign a deal at Anfield, although they believe his mind has already been made up, favouring a move away from .

Liverpool are likely to find an alternative opposition for the pre-season fixture on August 7.

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