Liverpool midfielder Kevin Stewart has reaffirmed his desire to fight for his place at the club following reported interest from Premier League and Championship clubs in his services.
The 23-year-old has only played 16 times for the first team but is determined to continue the hard work in the hope that he will cement a place in the senior side further down the line.
Despite plenty of teams chasing his signature, he has assured that he will be going no where for the time being.
He told the Liverpool Echo: “I’m happy here. It’s up to them. I’m not someone who’s going to try to go at the first sign that I’m not going to be involved every week.”
“I’m more than happy to stay here and fight. Maybe in the future, there’ll come a point where the situation changes. I think that’s for them to tell me.”
“I’m not someone who just going to settle with playing every now and again.”
“I’ve got to accept that’s where I am at the minute but no disrespect to other teams I’m at Liverpool and it’s a massive club and I’m competing for spots with top international players.”
Stewart is signed to a contract keeping him at the club until 2021 and has emerged as a trustworthy midfield figure despite his limited contributions.
Klopp has shown faith in the former Tottenham man in cup competitions with Liverpool’s FA Cup tie against Plymouth this weekend and next week’s EFL Cup semi-final first leg against Southampton posing as ideal opportunities for Stewart to get some more minutes under his belt.
We are confident his moment in the first team will come.