Sergi Canos' Liverpool career could already be over although it has only just began as the promising young forward stalls over contract talks with the club.
That capped off a memorable 12 months for the 19-year-old, who enjoyed a successful spell at Championship club Brentford - scoring seven goals and registering four assists in 38 first-team appearances.
But Canos' future now looks uncertain with talks between the player's representatives and club officials reaching a stalemate over a wage dispute - reports suggesting the Spain U19 international has asked for three times as much as the club are willing to offer him.
With just a year remaining on his current deal on Merseyside, Canos could be heading out of the club unless he agrees to lower his demands with Liverpool showing no sign of changing their stance.
Jürgen Klopp's side have already lost Jerome Sinclair and Jordan Rossiter inside the last few weeks after failing to agree deals and it is thought that clubs from Portugal, as well as Watford, Queens Park Rangers and even Brentford, are monitoring Canos' situation.
Reds running the risk of losing another youngster
With the Reds valuing the teenager at close to £4 million, several clubs would be ruled out by for a player of seemingly immense potential - they risk losing another bright Academy graduate for a nominal fee.
Since joining from Barcelona in 2013, after spending three years at La Masia, hopes have been high for Canos - who impressed at Under-21s level before more recently thriving at Griffin Park with Brentford.
The midfielder recently declared that his maiden appearance for the Reds at West Brom was "the best 10 minutes" of his life and added: "When people say dreams come true, they are right. Today one of my dreams came true."
Canos added that he hoped to "be able to train with the senior squad more in the future" and demonstrate to Klopp that he "can play for Liverpool" as he insisted: "I'll be back for pre-season and ready to go. 200%."
His time in London with the Bees, which he called the best season of his career, saw him win the Goal of the Season award for a stunning strike at Reading back in December to cap off a productive campaign.