Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp has ruled out the prospect of defender Neco Williams leaving Anfield on loan in January.
Because of the strong form of first-choice Trent Alexander-Arnold, the Welshman has struggled for opportunities this season and has just four appearances to his name across all competitions.
The Wales full-back has been tipped to seek pastures new during the winter, but the German head coach has insisted that parting ways with players is the “last thing” on his mind.
Speaking to reporters, Jurgen said: “We are really short of players. The last thing I’m thinking about is who could go on loan in the winter.
“In Neco’s case, I can 100 percent understand that my colleague from Wales [Page] said he thinks it would make sense that they play.
“But they are nearly qualified or can qualify for the World Cup with a lot of players who are not first choice in their teams.
“So I think it makes absolute sense that Neco is here developing every day, and that’s what he’s doing. And to fight through the situation, that’s what he’s doing.”
Neco has played just seven minutes of PL football this term, claiming an assist in the match against Watford.