Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has insisted forward Divock Origi will not be loaned out in January, and will soon find the kind of form which convinced the Reds to spend £10m on him last year.
The Belgian will be given a chance to compete with the likes to Benteke and Sturridge for a first team place at Anfield, after spending last season at Lille in France's Ligue 1.
A number of teams are said to be interested in loaning Origi, including Norwich and Bordeaux, but Rodgers has stood firm, saying "He had his loan period last year. This year is about him coming in and adapting. We'll review where he's at at the end of the season.
"The focus on Divock is goals and games. It takes time to adapt. For us it's about nurturing talent along. He's a humble guy, he knows he's here to develop. It's a big step."