Fairclough told liverpoolfc.tv: "He is a natural goalscorer - he has that knack of getting in positions and taking chances that you just can't teach.
"What else does he offer? Well he's deceptively mobile and has a bit of pace, which is so important for modern strikers.
"I am loathe to compare youngsters to players gone by, so I won't do that to him. But I would say that, of the young strikers we've had at the club over the last decade or so, he's right up there.
"I looked at him last year and thought he was ready to make the step up to reserve team football. I'm sure that will happen now and within a few months of him playing at this level we will know how special he is."