Jurgen Klopp confirmed teenage forward Rhian Brewster would be part of Liverpool’s squad for their Champions League semi-final second leg against Barcelona.
Brewster, 19, is set to make his debut as Liverpool try to overturn a 3-0 first-leg deficit without injured stars Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino.
Klopp said the England youth international, who arrived at the club from Chelsea in 2014, was ready for senior football.
“He’s ready,” he said.
“The situations are always like this. In an ideal world, in a season you always have much more players than you can involve in a squad.
“Rhian has now arrived with us after being heavily injured. Day by day, he has got better and better.
“He has been in outstanding shape for the last three or four weeks but the other players were there as well.”