Brad Smith
Brad Smith made his Liverpool debut against Chelsea last season Getty

Liverpool have recalled young defender Brad Smith from his loan spell at Swindon Town, the League 1 club have confirmed.

The 20-year-old left-back will return to Anfield after a promising start to his spell at the County Ground where he had made 10 appearances for the club.

Robins' manager Mark Cooper confirmed the news on Monday 20 October but admitted Liverpool had not provided a reason for the termination of the loan deal.

"Brad Smith has been recalled by Liverpool so Brad is no longer with us," Cooper said, Swindon Link Sport reported.

"He's started to look as if he was going to produce. It took him a while to get used to the way we played but it is one of those things, Liverpool have recalled him.

"We can't do anything about it. When there is that clause in the loan that can happen.

"He's full of pace, very quick, a great lad and I'm sure he will go and have a fantastic career in the game. Hopefully in the future, we will have the opportunity to bring him back."

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers opted to throw Smith in at the deep end last season, handing the youngster his Premier League debut against Chelsea in December 2013.

Liverpool are yet to comment on the Australian youngster's recall. While Jose Enrique has returned to the squad after a lengthy spell on the sidelines, there were fears Alberto Moreno had suffered an injury after he was left out of Spain's Under-21 European Championship qualifier last week.

However, Under-21 boss Albert Celades eased those concerns, insisting there was no problem with the former Sevilla startlet.

Rodgers has also reportedly reached out to Lille in hope of recalling Belgian forward Divock Origi from loan. Liverpool's three strikers – Mario Balotelli, Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini – have contributed just one goal between them in the absence of Daniel Sturridge, fuelling reports the club will bring their summer signing to Anfield ahead of schedule to ease their concerns up front.

But the Ligue 1 club have dismissed such a possibility, with Lille director Jean-Michel Vandamme telling reporters last week: "It is impossible. He will stay here until June."