Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is a huge fan of youngsters; particularly of those who impress him with the right attitude and potential for growing into the first team. One such player to have caught his attention is the 17-year-old forward Rhian Brewster.
According to the Daily Star, Klopp is reportedly refusing to let the youngster leave Anfield in the winter transfer window. The forward looked set to make a temporary switch in January to search for regular first-team action but it now looks like the German tactician would keep him.
Brewster is currently touring India as part of the England Under-17 side which has reached the pre-quarterfinals of the World Cup. The forward has attracted the attention of a number of clubs with his displays and it is being rumoured that a lot of Premiership clubs are ready to make a loan bid.
However, Klopp feels that he is light in the striking department and wants to keep the young forward in the mix upon his return from international duty. The youngster is yet to make his first-team debut at Anfield.
Anfield sources indicate that Klopp is in no rush to push the youngster for the first-team action. The German feels that the England youth international needs to continue his development under his own guidance. Brewster scored 3 goals for England at the Under-17 European Championships earlier this year and has one goal to his name in the ongoing World Cup.
A couple of players who look certain of moving in the winter transfer window are winger Lazar Markovic and centre-half Lloyd Jones.
The 23-year-old Markovic has struggled to establish in the first team at Anfield after joining Liverpool from Benfica in 2014. Most of his time at Anfield has been spent on loan deals at Fenerbahce, Sporting Lisbon, and Hull City.
Another player heading to the exit door is the 22-year-old defender Jones who is not yet considered to be ready for Premier League football. The club still feels that there is a future for the player at the club and the January loan is expected to be a stepping stone for the young lad.