Liverpool youngster Harry Wilson has been producing eye-catching display after eye-catching display with loan club Derby County this season, and while he probably wasn’t at his best during the 2-1 FA Cup defeat against Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium on Saturday, he still showed exactly what he is capable of.
The 21-year-old was sent out on a season-long deal to the Championship club during the summer transfer window, and there is no doubt that he has shown his potential, hit the ground running and made a massive impact given he has scored 12 goals and provided a further four assists in 31 appearances in total.
The Wales international has played on either wing and through the middle this term, but he started on the left-hand side of a midfield trio against Chris Hughton’s men at the weekend.
Wilson had the licence to roam forward when possible, and he showed exactly what he is capable of in the final third with his latest display.
He had more shots (three) than any of his teammates even if none of them were on target, while he was fouled by the opposition on four occasions to show how effective he can be at winning free-kicks for his team.
Perhaps most impressive though was the fact that he made two key passes and nine crosses during the clash against the Premier League outfit, despite not lining up as an out-and-out wide man against the Seagulls.
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The Welshman is clearly not the finished article given only one of those nine attempts found a teammate, but with better players around him that success rate would surely only rise.
The signs surely are that Wilson will return to Anfield at the end of the season and get a chance to impress during pre-season and then during the 2019/20 campaign, and the likes of Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah will be loving it if the 21-year-old is supplying them from August onwards.