Jurgen Klopp will throw teenager Rhian Brewster into the fray against Barcelona tonight.
The 19-year-old is set to make his debut in the Champions League semi-final second leg at Anfield, with fellow forwards Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino both out injured.
And while he will most likely start on the bench, his manager has revealed that he will play a part tonight, and will be an integral member of the Liverpool squad next season.
“Yes, there is a big chance. It’s nearly sure. It’s guaranteed,” Klopp said.
“And he’s ready. 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 and he has been in just outstanding shape for the last three or four weeks, but the other players were there as well.
“But next season he will be playing 100 per cent and he knows that. I have told him already.
“It’s just good so now it’s really nice in a difficult situation that we can give him that spot in the squad and have him there to bring on as a striker.
“When you’re on the bench, you are an option to play.”