Youngster Conor Bradley was set for a first team break through this season, providing cover as another natural right-back in place of Trent Alexander-Arnold.
The Northern Ireland international last made a loan move to Bolton Wanderers during the previous campaign.
He made an incredible 53 appearances and scored seven goals during his successful stint with the League One team.
Bradley was poised to gain some valuable first team minutes this season, but an untimely stress fracture in pre-season has slowed his progress.
The injury was worse than initially expected, and the 20-year-old has been out of action since pre-season.
However, Bradley is now on the mend and has been involved in training with the first team recently.
Furthermore, the young right-back could be in line to start for Liverpool’s U21 tonight as they face Burnley in the Lancashire Senior Cup according to the Echo.
On trying to break into the first-team, Bradley said in the summer:
“It just feels different to the last time I’ve been on pre-season.”
“I’m fighting for a spot now, I want a spot in this squad. I’d say I’m a far better player than last time I was here.”
“It’s been mad the last couple of years, but I just want to keep working, keep going, and see where it takes me.”
Hopefully the Northern Ireland international is able work his way up to fitness quickly, as the Carabao Cup and a Europa League group stage match is still a possibility for him.
We have already seen the likes of Ben Doak, Jarell Quansah, and Luke Chambers being granted starting berths – while Calum Scanlon and James McConnel were handed debuts as a substitutes.