Rhian Brewster won’t be back in first-team training until December time, roughly.
The youngster is still recovering from a nasty ankle injury he picked up at the end of last season, but upon his return, the 18-year-old expects to be heavily involved.
And not just in the U23s, but Jurgen Klopp’s first-team, after deciding to stay this summer and fight for minutes.
“[I considered leaving], because I wanted to be playing first-team football and if that meant going, I’d have gone,” he told FourFourTwo magazine’s October print.
“But I felt it was right to stay at Liverpool and prove that I’m good enough to play in the first team.
“I hope to make my debut and play quite a bit this season.
“I’ve been injured since January; that’s been hard, but Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has helped me as we’ve been doing rehab together.
“And the manager has integrated me with the first team even though I’ve been injured.”
Along with Curtis Jones, Brewster is the most talented youngster currently on our books, not counting Trent Alexander-Arnold, who’s already made it.
In terms of his attributes, he’s extremely quick, a fantastically natural finisher and feisty as they come. In this manner he suits Klopp, who wants his attackers to be able to get in behind a defence, pull wide, but also snap at defenders ankles.
It’s a shame he’s not currently fit, as the League Cup may have been a perfect opportunity to bed him.
Still, it would be fantastic to see him make his debut after Christmas.