In an interview with The Daily Mail, Liverpool youngster Harry Wilson says that manager Jurgen Klopp has kept in contact with him during his loan spell with Derby County this season, reassuring him of his future with the Reds.
Well, the Merseyside outfit sent the promising 21-year-old out on a season-long loan deal to the Rams during the summer transfer window, and the attacker has made a huge impression for the Championship outfit.
The 5ft 8in winger has scored 12 goals and provided a further four assists in 30 appearances in all competitions for Frank Lampard’s men, including a fantastic free-kick against Manchester United at Old Trafford that prompted a text message from the Liverpool boss.
Speaking to The Daily Mail, Wilson said: “He dropped me a text to tell me he’d watched it and he was delighted with the performance — and the goal!
“A couple of weeks ago there was another message saying, ‘Good result, good goal — keep going’. When you get those texts, it is a massive boost. You know you aren’t forgotten.”
There doesn’t seem to be any doubt, and Klopp’s texts only go to show further that he does.
The 21-year-old has been brilliant for Derby this season and his set-piece ability alone means that he would be a worthwhile addition to the Reds’ squad next term.
Wilson has the ability and quality to come on and replace the likes of Sadio Mane and Mo Salah in wide areas when needed, and featuring alongside quality players on a regular basis will only aid his development.
Making such a big impact out on loan despite his tender years shows the good character he has, and rest assured he has a big part to play for the Merseyside club in the future.