Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson has jokingly admitted he hopes Sheffield United striker Rhian Brewster “has a stinker” whenever he comes face to face with his former side, according to The Star.

Brewster joined the Blades in a £23 million move plus add-ons from Liverpool in the summer transfer window.

The 20-year-old made his debut for his new side in their penultimate fixture against Fulham.

He followed that with a first league start on his return to Anfield. However, the Reds came from behind to defeat Brewster’s new side 2-1.

‘We all support’ Rhian Brewster

Henderson jokingly revealed Rhian Brewster’s former teammates hoped he would play poorly against Liverpool. However, he added: “We all support him like you wouldn’t believe.

“Rhian is such a special person and he deserves all the success that comes his way.”

Caught in two minds

Regarding Brewster’s departure, Henderson said he was caught in two minds.

The midfielder said he was “gutted” to see the youngster leave Anfield. He suggested Rhian Brewster would have found the net on a regular basis for the Reds had he stayed.

However, he also indicated he was happy the forward would be playing frequently in the top flight.

Henderson said: “This might sound like a contradiction but, like many of the senior players, I was both gutted and delighted for Rhi when he got his move to Sheffield United.

“Gutted because he is a top talent and an even better person. Gutted because he is a natural-born goalscorer and I know if he’d have had an opportunity here. He would have bagged plenty for us.

“But delighted for Rhi at the same time because he deserves to be starting matches regularly – and at this level.”

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