Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hasn't ruled out the possibility of sending Rhian Brewster out on loan yet again.
The 20-year old striker spent the second half of last season on loan at Swansea City, helping them reach the playoffs with 11 goals in 22 appearances.
Brewster's long been thought of as a 'can't miss' prospect at Anfield, but Klopp's conceded it's difficult to find the right balance at this stage of his development.
Speaking ahead of Sunday's Community Shield with Arsenal, Klopp said Brewster remains in his first team plans for 2020-21 "at the moment".
Ahead of him are the power trio of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah. Through the likes of Divock Origi and Takumi Minamino into the mix and traffic becomes congested for Brewster.
"We want to use Rhian but we want to help Rhian as well so that’s why we have to make decisions, but not now obviously," Klopp told his pre-Wembley press conference
"He looks really promising. I know goals are the most important thing in the football world, so obviously he can score goals [and] that’s good and all the rest, we will see.
"He is still a young boy. In this position, as No.9 up front, experience helps a lot. We have to see how we can give him the experience – is it here, is it somewhere else?
"I only mention it because it’s not decided yet, why should we? There’s absolutely no reason to rush anything in that thing.
"He is our boy and now in the moment he is here. He will be involved tomorrow, in the squad for sure, and that’s it."
It's been a quiet close season on the transfer front for the Premier League champions so far.
Kostas Tsimikas has been the only arrival, with Klopp requiring cover for Andy Robertson down the left flank.
The manager skirted giving details on the club's transfer plans, but suggested more faith would be put in youth this coming season. "That looked really well in the pre-season," Klopp said.
"I don’t know what will happen, to be honest, but there’s a long time to go until October 6.
"It will be interesting to see what other teams are doing, but we are more or less in our situation and we will deal with our situation like we always did.
"I think the philosophy of this club is pretty clear, we always did that. We will see how much we can, or how much we want, to spend and all these kinds of things. So, nothing really to say about it."
Klopp added, "I’m happy with what we have but we look constantly for improvements; the only difference is we look for improvements as well internally, how can we improve the players and how can we make them more ready for the specific occasions? That’s what we do."
Virgil Van Dijk has been passed fit for the season curtain-raiser with Arsenal, despite picking up a knock in their pre-season friendly with RB Salzburg.