Leeds United are interested in a loan move for 19-year-old attacker Rhian Brewster, but Liverpool want guaranteed senior-team football for the highly-rated talent before sealing a deal, meaning the club prefer other options.
The Whites are improbable to make any big moves during the January transfer market and are more keen on spending their money next summer.
But there are question marks over the long-term future of several players, with talks that Eddie Nketiah could return to Freddie Ljungberg’s Arsenal during the winter window.
Leeds want to keep hold of Eddie, but it has been claimed that they’re drawing up a list of players they could pursue if the 20-year-old ace departs.
And according to The Athletic, the Reds’ teenage forward Brewster is one of the players the LeedsUnited board are keen on.
The England U21 international has featured just twice in the first team this season and the Reds are open to listening to loan offers for him in January.
But it has been stated the Reds want cast-iron guarantees of regular first-team football before Klopp’s side agree to loan out the youngster, something which means Bielsa’s men are likely out of the race, and has the European champions preferring other variants.
Marcelo Bielsa hasn’t moved away from starting Patrick Bamford regularly and Leeds aren’t in a position to offer such guarantees.
Eddie recently returned to training following an injury layoff and is said to feature for Leeds Under-23s before returning to the senior-team.