Liverpool's defensive midfielder ​Kevin Stewart is apparently not for sale during the January transfer window, as the club have rejected approaches for the sought-after star.

The ​Echo understands that five clubs have expressed an interest in the 23-year-old, including Swansea City, West Brom and Championship sides Brighton, Newcastle and Aston Villa.

However, Liverpool have insisted that Stewart is going nowhere. Having joined the Reds from Tottenham on a free transfer in 2013, Stewart has already seen a £6m bid turned down for him last summer. The club are certainly not looking to cash in on their hot-prospect this month as they feel his value has already doubled in the past six months.

Stewart has impressed the Liverpool staff with his intensity and first-class performance levels at Melwood training ground. Klopp even identifies the young man as an important member of the first team squad, viewing him as the perfect squad player. 

The complete midfielder, who Klopp revealed as one of the ​best tacklers in the squad ​(the Mirror), sees the starlet as a like-for-like replacement for Jordan Henderson in the midfield role.


After 18 first-team appearances since making his debut last January, his chances have been limited so far this season with just two starts and five substitute outings. Although this could all change swiftly this Sunday as he’s likely to feature in the FA Cup third round tie with Plymouth Argyle at Anfield.

Stewart's immediate future still very much remains at Liverpool having been rewarded with a new five-year deal back in November. Any other club that tries to test the Reds resolve will be told to look elsewhere.