One of the biggest revelations this season for Liverpool has been the emergence of Jarell Quansah. The young center-back wasn't really considered a genuine option for the first team even at the start of pre-season. But Quansah took his chance and in turn earned the recognition he deserved from Jürgen Klopp.

His performances in pre-season showed that he could step up into the demands of the first team and hold his own. But even so, few would have imagined that Quansah's performances would then merit a genuine role in Klopp's senior squad.

After all, up until the start of the season, Quansah's only competitive senior experience had been in League One with Bristol Rovers. But given Liverpool's depth in the defensive department, Quansah got a much bigger opportunity than he might have expected.

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He's been a starter in Premier League games, has played a key role in the Europa League and the League Cup games as well, and he hasn't just been there to make up the numbers. Quansah has shown that time and time again with both his defensive abilities and reading of the game, as well as his poise in possession.

It speaks volumes that in three of his most recent starts for Liverpool (Toulouse, Bournemouth and Union SG), Quansah completed the most passes of anyone on the pitch. He's got a unique vision and an unique ability to stay calm under pressure and instigate attacks. It's a trait that's essential in Klopp's team, especially when the opposition plays in a deep defensive block, which forces Liverpool's defenders to play the ball and try to open up space themselves.

This is why Quansah is such a gem, and why Klopp has been waxing lyrical about him recently. With the January transfer window coming up, it's an opportunity for Liverpool and Quansah to assess his situation. Normally, a player of his status on the team may be looking at potential loan opportunities. However, with Quansah this shouldn't even cross his or Liverpool's mind.

He's getting the best education and the best experience possible in Liverpool right now. Not only is he learning from the best in Virgil van Dijk, but he's also getting a lot of minutes. That's unlikely to change given Liverpool will be playing in the FA Cup as well in the new year, and there are bound to be more injuries and suspensions where Quansah will be called upon.

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Jarell Quansah's future at Liverpool is clear.

Recently, Klopp has been speaking about Quansah's development. “If you would have asked me pre-season [if] he would be that good I would have been surprised,” he told reporters in his press conference ahead of Manchester City.

“But since then I saw him every day and I am not surprised any more. It’s great to have a boy from our own academy with that potential and quality.”

Meanwhile, last week in a conversation with Sky Sports' Vinny O’Connor at the AXA Training Centre, Klopp lavished even more praise for the young Liverpool center-back. “Jarell…Virgil 2.0, reloaded. Yeah, he’s good,” the manager said.

That pretty much sums up all you need to know. Quansah is very much regarded as the future of Liverpool, and it is unlikely that he will be going anywhere in the January transfer window.