Socceroos defender Brad Smith is on his way back to Liverpool after being recalled from his loan spell at League One side Swindon Town.
While as of Monday night the Reds were yet to confirm the move, a statement on Swindon's website reported the 20-year-old would return to his parent club.
Smith joined the Robins in August and made ten appearances in total for the Wiltshire club, which is the home of fellow Socceroo Massimo Luongo.
Liverpool are preparing to welcome Spanish giants Real Madrid to Anfield on Thursday morning (AEDT) in UEFA Champions League action, following their weekend heroics against Queens Park Rangers.
While it's unlikely Smith would be thrust straight into the first team squad the four capped Socceroo will no doubt be looking to add to his debut Premier League outing against Chelsea last season.
The left back featured in the Socceroos' recent international against Qatar but has not been playing regularly in England's third tier as he sought to fully recover from a recent injury.
"It's one of those things. We can't do anything about it," Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper told BBC Wiltshire.
"He's a great lad and I'm sure he'll go on and have a fantastic career in the game.
“Hopefully, in the future, we'll have the opportunity to bring him back."
Refreshed Ryan ready for big year with club and country
Mat Ryan says an off-season trip home to Australia with family and friends has him primed for a big year ahead for Brighton and the Caltex Socceroos. The 27-year-old shot-stopper has rarely had an off-season break in recent years as he mixes Premier League football with his co
‘That sums up their passion’: Caltex Socceroos skipper witnesses awesome Matildas moment
Socceroos captain Mark Milligan and coach Graham Arnold were among the ecstatic Australian support watching the Matildas’ stunning comeback victory over Brazil on Friday morning (AEST). The Matildas recorded one of the most remarkable results in FIFA Women’s World Cup history
Caltex Socceroos to participate in Copa America 2020
Football Federation Australia (FFA) today confirmed it had accepted an invitation from the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) for the Caltex Socceroos to participate in the Copa America next year. FFA Chairman Chris Nikou said this was a huge opportunity for Aust