Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana will not be leaving the club during the January transfer window.
There has been speculation over the last few days that the English international would be allowed to explore some loan options during this month with Turkish giant Fenerbache just one team of many said to be interested.
However Sky Sports reports that Jurgen Klopp has plans to reintegrate the injury plagued 30 year-old into the first team during the second half of the season.
Lallana is a player with undoubted creative talent, but has turned into a somewhat maligned figure due to his inability to consistently stay on the park.
A series of recurring hamstring and groin strains have restricted Lallana to just 24 appearances over the past 18 months.
This season Lallana has made two league starts against Huddersfield and Cardiff along with a starting berth in the away clash away against Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League.
Players in the current predicament as Lallana have been known to be dispatched by many a manager in the past.
However, despite his injury woes, what we know for certain is like James Milner, Gini Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino, (to name just three), Lallana is someone that Klopp has full trust in to play a role when called upon.
A lot of that stems back to when Klopp first arrived at the club, where Lallana was a real dependable figure for the German, quickly adapting to his 'high octane' brand of football and scoring and creating goals in the process.
Presently, there is significant doubt whether after all his setbacks, if Lallana can play a role in the current Liverpool starting lineup on a consistent basis.
However, keeping him at the club for at least the next few months is smart policy.
As we have seen countless times in the past, depth is an all-important factor when vying for a title.
Lallana coming on for the last 20-25 minutes to provide a creative spark in games when it is required, could make all the difference at the end of the season.