Ben Woodburn is happy to gain experience wherever it comes in the remainder of 2017-18.
The Liverpool youngster was not one of the players to head out on loan in January, with Jürgen Klopp preferring to keep the 18-year-old as part of the first-team training group at Melwood.
Woodburn has made just one appearance for the senior side this season, along with featuring in the U19s’ UEFA Youth League campaign and for Neil Critchley’s U23s.
And the No.58, the Reds’ youngest ever goalscorer, wants to make the most of the opportunities available between now and May – whichever level they come at.
“Obviously every player wants to play football but at the minute I think it’s just to play in any team I can do, whether U19s, first team or U23s,” he told the Liverpool Echo.
“I think it’s just right that I play everywhere. Hopefully I’ll get a few more minutes with the first team but also try to win the Youth League and try to win the U23s league as well.”
On the decision to stay at Liverpool last month, Woodburn added: “I’m happy to do whatever [the club] want me to do. I’ll work hard and train hard and see where it takes me in the next year.”
The forward could next be involved when Steven Gerrard’s U19s face Manchester United in the last 16 of the UEFA Youth League on Wednesday afternoon.
A mouthwatering game is in prospect at Prenton Park, with the young Reds having topped their group by virtue of winning five out of six fixtures against NK Maribor, Sevilla and Spartak Moscow.
“We travelled to Sevilla and Moscow and they’ve been great games,” said Woodburn. “It is different, the weather, the players, the fans. It’s good [experience].
“United will be a good game, it could go either way but we’ll back ourselves to win.”