Jurgen Klopp has said to the Liverpool Echo that he plans to discuss with Rhian Brewster whether he will be kept at Anfield next season.
Brewster has impressed out on loan at Swansea City, and there is an expectation that he could provide a useful option for Liverpool next term.
The problem for Klopp’s side is that Brewster is unlikely to be a regular starter, and that could stunt his development.
The Welsh international has clearly benefited from playing every week at Swansea, with his performances consistently improving.
At Liverpool he may receive game time, but it would nowhere near as regular as it might be out on loan.
And Klopp says that he now needs to sit down and have a conversation with the youngster about how to progress with his development.
“The plan with Rhian we will talk to him and not here,” Klopp said.
“It was clear his situation was different to a lot of the boys here. They really wanted him at Swansea and that is important. Rhian shows his talent is clear. How it is next year we will talk about it with him.”
If Brewster does stick around at Liverpool he will be in competition with the likes of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Mo Salah and Divock Origi for a first-team place.
The youngster may well have done enough to earn himself a loan to a Premier League side though, after his impressive spell at Swansea.
Brewster has hit seven goals in 15 Championship appearances since joining the Swans in January.