Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, former Aston Villa midfielder Lee Hendrie has urged Ollie Watkins to think twice about leaving Villa Park this summer.
Watkins is currently being linked with a move to Liverpool, with Football Insider reporting that the Merseyside club have interest in the 25-year-old as they look to bolster their forward options.
Watkins has been a revelation for Villa since joining from Brentford in the last summer transfer window. He has managed to reach double figures for goals in the Premier League and is now a full England international.
Furthermore, it comes as no surprise that a club like Liverpool are looking at Watkins. Hendrie, however, has warned the striker that he could struggle for game time at Anfield.
On Watkins potentially joining Liverpool this summer, the ex-Villa player told FFC:
“He’s been brilliant. I just don’t know whether Ollie Watkins would play as much football if he went to Liverpool. That would be my only question mark.
“I feel another season at Villa, I think it would do him a world of good because he’s just found his feet in the Premier League.”
With Liverpool already boasting some very strong forward options in Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota, Watkins could certainly struggle for consistent starts at Anfield.