Roy Hodgson has reacted to reports that Crystal Palace were looking to loan Liverpool’s Rhian Brewster in January.

Reports circulated earlier this week that the Eagles had sounded out the possibility of landing the 19-year-old who has struggled for game time in Jurgen Klopp’s first team this season.

With only two senior appearances, both in the Carabao Cup, Hodgson believed a deal could be reached that would benefit both parties.

However, the Palace boss has hinted at a stumbling block that could cause a delay in a move.

"He's a good player, there's no doubt about that," Hodgson said.

"The only thing that would concern me there is that I don't know quite how many guaranteed games he would get.

"If I was going to speak to Jurgen and he was going to talk to me about, 'I want Rhian Brewster to go out on loan and play some matches.' I'm not 100 per cent certain I could guarantee him that he would be the first name on the team sheet.

"So I'm not 100 per certain that that will do anything other than be useful for us in terms of having another player who could come in from time to time and certainly help us out.

"But if I was Jurgen Klopp and Rhian Brewster, I think I'd want to be going somewhere where I was the first name on the team sheet, and I could guarantee that between January and May I'd be playing 20 matches."

After a positive start to the campaign Palace have struggled in recent weeks and have dropped to 13th with goals seemingly difficult to come by.

Jordan Ayew, Christian Benteke and Conor Wickham are the Eagles front men at present but Hodgson, unconvinced in the firepower at his disposal is openly keen to add reinforcements to his attacking ranks.