Rhian Brewster has been heavily linked with a loan move from Liverpool to Swansea City in recent months.
The 19-year-old striker has a tough job on his hands when it comes to forcing his way into Jurgen Klopp's first team plans.
He is highly thought of by those at Anfield though, so much so that the Reds are not willing to sell the young Englishman.
But they do look set to let Brewster leave on a temporary basis next month, with Swansea being one of a number of clubs linked with the frontman.
So what exactly would Brewster bring to the party and what is Liverpool's full stance on him at things currently stand?
We spoke to Theo Squires from our sister title the Liverpool Echo to find out.
What are Brewster’s strengths and weaknesses?
Brewster’s main strength is arguably his confidence and ability to overcome setbacks.
He suffered a serious ankle injury at the worst time for his development in January 2018 but has fought back admirably when lesser mentally-strong players would have crumbled.
He scored four goals in pre-season, including stepping up to score a penalty against Borussia Dortmund ahead of other senior players on the pitch. He also scored a spot-kick in the Reds’ Carabao Cup victory over Arsenal earlier this season.
The forward possesses a bit of everything, though still remains something of an unknown quantity to Reds fans.
Pacey and possessing a great finish, he has scored a variety of goals for Liverpool’s youth teams during his time with the club while in pre-season alone, he showcased his poacher’s instinct repeatedly.
The striker is still feeling his way back from injury though, with Jurgen Klopp feeling he tired towards the end of pre-season, while he has looked a bit isolated as a lone striker in the Carabao Cup this year.
There are some question marks about his lack of physicality and lack of experience, but nothing regular game-time won’t be able to sort out.
How highly do Liverpool rate him?
Klopp is a big fan of the striker with Liverpool fighting hard to see off interest from the Bundesliga to get him to sign a professional contract with the club in June 2018.
Such is Liverpool’s faith in Brewster, they have previously not made moves for the likes of Timo Werner and Max Kruse with Klopp keen to ensure his pathway for first team football wasn’t blocked.
And while the expected signing of Takumi Minamino will restrict his opportunities further in the short-term, he’s very much seen as having a long-term future at Anfield.
Where does he currently stand at the club and is he anywhere near first team football?
Brewster has remained on the cusp of Klopp’s senior squad without yet getting his desired opportunity in the Premier League this season.
Had it not been for injury, he would certainly have made more appearances for the club with his first matchday squad appearance coming against Crystal Palace in April 2017.
However, with the main front three and Champions League hero Divock Origi ahead of him, first team opportunities were inevitably always going to be limited and isn’t a slant on his ability.
He has been on the bench a few times this year though, as well as their famous Champions League victories over Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur last season.
After an impressive pre-season, he made his professional debut against MK Dons in the Carabao Cup before scoring in the shootout in Liverpool’s epic clash with Arsenal in the same tournament.
Curtis Jones has seemingly jumped ahead of him in the pecking order for being the 18th man in Liverpool’s matchday squad in recent weeks, with the Reds planning the second half of the season without him, but he has also been nursing an ankle injury.
What’s Liverpool stance on Brewster regarding a possible loan exit?
Liverpool made it clear in the summer that they would not be considering any bids for Brewster and that he would be with the first team squad this season.
Six months on, the goal posts have moved somewhat with the Reds now willing to let him leave on loan in January.
They are keen for him to get some game-time under his belt and believe a short-term switch could be an important career move for Brewster, who last season battled back from a serious and long-term ankle injury that kept him sidelined for over a year.
And with Minamino seemingly on the verge of moving to Anfield, Liverpool have freed up space in the squad for the youngster to depart temporarily.
Do you think Swansea would be a good club for him to join on loan given their style and his links to Steve Cooper?
Personally I think it would be a very good move for Brewster. He needs senior game-time, there is no doubt about that.
Steve Cooper’s England Under-17s World Cup winning squad included the likes of Jadon Sancho, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Phil Foden and they have all thrived when given an opportunity, with Brewster rated just as highly.
He is playing catch-up on the trio through.
While fans might look at his age and expect a highly-rated 19-year-old to have more first team football under his belt, it’s important to remember he did spend almost 18-months on the sidelines with a serious ankle injury at a time when he was first on the verge of making a senior breakthrough.
Klopp kept him with the first team during the first half of the season as a reward for his hard work in recovering, similar to how he’s approached fellow youngster Paul Glatzel following his own ACL injury in pre-season.
But with there being a big step up between playing Under-23s football and for the European champions, a loan move to the Championship will hopefully be a happy medium.
And playing for a manager he knows well in Cooper could be the perfect place for him to belatedly burst onto the senior stage and kickstart what will be hopefully be a long and successful Liverpool career.