Kenny Dalglish says Liverpool must be careful not to rush young players through from the Academy into the first team, with some very promising players on the horizon.
The Reds’ growing injury list means Dalglish may have to look to some of his younger players during the final few games of the season.
But the manager told the club’s official web site he has to be sensible with giving young players their breaks.
He said, “We have to be very careful. The Academy has progressed fantastically well over the last 18 months or so.
“We’ve got to be mindful of the fact that those youngsters need to be protected. They’ve played a lot of games at their level and if we are going to put anyone in, it won’t be a problem – but we’ll have to make sure we are sensible.
“The worst thing for us would be to put someone in and they have a bad game. That would be detrimental.
“So we have to be cautious because we have a lot of promising youngsters. We don’t know what we are going to do at this moment in time but if we do put them in then none of them will let us down.”