I think the important element here is the development of the player, Jürgen obviously recognises the talent in Rhian, the unfortunate thing is he’s about to flower at a time where the type of football he will potentially thrive in is not here at Anfield,
As has been eluded to already a Klopp system does not accommodate for a out & out striker, we don’t essentially have any strikers, we have players that will get us goals obviously but they are not strikers in the conventional sense, Rhian is, so this deal is perfect both for the player & for the clubs,
Rhian gets regular playing time, that will enhance his development, in a team that uses a striker in the conventional way, Sheffield Utd, recruit a young hungry player on the periphery of his career who could potentially be a Billy Sharp type success and more, and become the new hero at Bramall Lane, but here is no rush, he’s a young 20 year old with fire in his belly,
Chris Wilder is no Jürgen Klopp, however, he is a very good manager who will bring the best out of Rhian with his type of football, so good luck to them both,
Personally I’d liked Rhian to stay, but I can fully understand that the lad wants to play and show the world his obvious talents, who are we to stand in his way, as for Origi, I think we are being unfair on him, he has seen it and done it and is streets ahead of Rhian, he is also more of a striker type and Jürgen has tried to fit him into his system, he can’t, hence him being on the bench most of the time, Origi knows he probably isn’t in Jürgen’s long term plans but he is still under contract, I feel for the lad because you cannot expect him to play his best when he only gets 10-15 mins in a normal match day, same when he’s asked to play in domestic cup fixtures, he cannot get to show consistency when you don’t get to play often enough,
To me it’s a win win all round, everyone is happy and most importantly is Rhian.
Good Luck Lad, ynwa.
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