Blackpool forward Tom Ince says he will only make a Premier League move when he feels ready amid reports Liverpool will renew their interest.
Ince, who came through the youth ranks at Anfield before joining the Seasiders in August 2011, was the subject of a Reds bid in January but the two clubs could not agree a deal.
Speculation has surfaced that Liverpool could make a fresh attempt to sign the 21-year-old in the summer transfer window.
England Under-21 international Ince has been in impressive form for Blackpool this season, picking up the Football League Young Player of the Year award last weekend.
The youngster, currently working under his father Paul at Bloomfield Road, wants to make sure the time is right before he moves elsewhere.
He told The Sun: "It's great having that speculation and it's very flattering.
"Every player wants to play at the top level but that comes with time and patience.
"I've just turned 21. I need to make mistakes and learn from them.
"I need to make sure that if I go to the Premier League, I am ready to go."