The German is open to bringing in a new face when the market reopens (Picture: Getty)

Jurgen Klopp has intimated that Liverpool could be spurred into action in the January transfer window to sign a striker if Rhian Brewster is allowed to leave on loan.

The Premier League leaders are believed to be open to letting the teenage striker spend the second half of the campaign at another club, with Brewster eager to get more game time.

But Liverpool’s squad – which has been dealt a number of injury blows – is already being stretched to breaking point, competing in a host of different competitions over the coming months.

The only game time Brewster has had this season has been in the Carabao Cup (Picture: Getty)

Brewster will be central to Liverpool’s hopes of beating Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup with a second string side, and Klopp acknowledges he would need a replacement if the 19-year-old is sent on loan.

Asked if Brewster’s departure could see a new forward signed, Klopp replied: ‘Yes, we have to see. We can’t just give the boys [away] 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.

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‘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 boys and ours, and in the end, we try to make the perfect solution. Sometimes it works out, others it does not.’

Liverpool will only send Brewster to a club where he is guaranteed game time (Picture: Getty)

On the prospect of Brewster leaving on loan, he continued: ‘Maybe Rhian is the one, age-wise, experience-wise, if he had not been injured, he would already have been on a different level, but that is the situation and we constantly think of the situation for the boys.

‘He is very young, but still a bit advanced, but I don’t know, we don’t make decisions right now. If we do [loan him] then it 100 per cent needs to be the right club.

‘They have all made steps here without playing Championship football week in and week out. They have all made massive steps here and Rhian’s was delayed because of that big injury he had.’

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