Liverpool will only allow Rhian Brewster to join a club in January who offer guaranteed playing time, Football Insider can reveal.
The striker, 19, is set to be one of the most in-demand Premier League players in the upcoming window after Jurgen Klopp gave the green light for him to go out on loan.
A Liverpool source has told Football Insider that the club have already fielded multiple enquiries for Brewster from Premier League and leading Championship clubs.
Klopp and the Anfield recruitment team not expected to make a decision on where Brewster will play for the second half of the season until after Liverpool’s League Cup quarter-final clash against Aston Villa in the middle of this month.
The final decision will be dependent upon which of Brewster’s many suitors, who include Aston Villa, Crystal Palace and Leeds United, are willing to offer a key role.
With Wesley Moraes and Patrick Bamford the first choice spearheads at Villa and Leeds respectively, something would have to change between now and January for them to climb into pole position in the race for the England Under-21 international.
Football Insider broke the news a fortnight ago that Klopp is open to loan offers for Brewster in the winter window.
The manager believes the rising star needs more match experience after making just two appearances for the first team in his fledgling career.
The England Under-21 international played the full 90 minutes in each of the League Cup triumphs against Arsenal and MK Dons, and has been pencilled in to play against Villa on 17 December, 24 hours before the first team play in the Club World Cup.
Brewster, who won the Golden Boot at the Under-17 World Cup in 2017, is rated by Klopp as a player capable of establishing himself in the first team in the coming years.
His progress was interrupted by a serious knee injury that robbed him of a year of his career and he is still some way off rediscovering his best form.