Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has stated that teenage defender Joe Gomez will not be going out on loan this season.
Earlier today he played at left-back in Liverpool's 2-1 win over Brisbane Roar, and Rodgers said at his post-match press conference that he was "outstanding".
Speaking about Gomez's chances of playing this season, Rodgers said: "He's staying. I've seen enough in this period; you judge young players, I always bring them in and over pre-season have a good idea of whether we're going to keep them or not.
"Seeing him, in particular close at hand and his personality – he'll be staying, he'll get games.
"He's only 18 years of age, but seeing him play at left-back for the first time, he looked an outstanding athlete and a really good footballer. I've seen him at centre-half and at right-back, but I wanted to see him at left-back and I thought he was outstanding."
Rodgers also confirmed that Gomez's fellow defender Alberto Moreno would be fit for Monday's friendly with Adelaide United after the Spaniard missed Liverpool's first two pre-season games.