Liverpool are believed to be reconsidering letting Iago Aspas leave the club on loan in the January transfer window with the Spaniard needed by Brendan Rodgers amid a growing number of injuries.
Aspas made a £7m move to Merseyside in the summer but the 26 year old has only featured for the side seven times this season.
It was believed that he might be sent on loan to Spain in order to gain first team football with Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez starring in front of the net. But with Sturridge now out of action for the next month after sustaining an injury on international duty the Mirror claims that there is space in the attacking line-up for Aspas to prove himself.
With injury woes also affecting the former Celta man it has been a difficult start to life in the Premier League, but Aspas insisted last month that he wants to show he is worth his transfer fee and get the Liverpool fans on side.
"Not playing is frustrating, but I can take advantage of this stoppage and try to get back to playing as soon as possible," he said. "I think I can improve; I am happy with the team's level but not so much individually because I think I can do a lot better.
"First I want to recover from my injury and afterwards I can use my qualities better and exploit them better as a centre forward."
And with a tough schedule coming up over Christmas - the Reds face both Chelsea and Manchester City away during the period - Aspas could be needed by Rodgers in the lead-up to January, with the manager reportedly considering making more purchases to further improve the depth of his squad.