Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp could go after a striker in the January transfer window if Rhian Brewster is allowed to leave on loan.
Brewster has only made two League Cup appearances this season as he has struggled to force his way into Klopp’s starting XI.
The England under-21 international has been linked with a move on loan to the likes of Leeds United, Crystal Palace and Swansea City, with a lack of opportunities at Liverpool.
When asked if Brewster leaving would see a new face enter the building, Klopp said: “Yes, we have to see.
“We can’t just give the boys on loan because we have built this squad.
“We have three long-term injuries and four with Paul Glatzel. Two of them were pre-season, two came later with Joel [Matip] and Fabinho.
“That gives us a 16-player squad and I count the kids, but we cannot only give players on loan and think it is good for him, we always have to consider both situations, the boy’s and ours.
“In the end, we try to make the perfect solution. Sometimes it works out, others it does not.”