Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to react after Harry Wilson revealed the thinking behind his ‘five times’ celebration at Old Trafford, after scoring a world-class freekick for Derby against Manchester United in the Carabao Cup earlier in the season.
The Wales international, who is on loan at Pride Park from Anfield, has been in sensational form for the Rams this season under Frank Lampard, scoring 12 goals and recording two assists in all competitions, including a number of phenomenal freekicks.
Arguably the best of the bunch came against the Red Devils, which saw Wilson hold up five fingers to the crowd to signify Liverpool’s five Champions League victories, a celebration which Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres have done before.
Speaking about the celebration to the Guardian, Wilson said: “A few Liverpool fans were messaging me and sending me pictures of Fernando Torres and I think Steven Gerrard doing it and I was like: ‘I can’t do that, I’m not in the calibre of those players.’ But when it happened, it was heat of the moment and it just came out.”
Understandably, Liverpool fans on Twitter loved it…
Harry Wilson: “A few #LFC fans were messaging me and sending me pictures of Fernando Torres and I think Steven Gerrard doing it and I was like: ‘I can’t do that, I’m not in the calibre of those players.’ But when it happened, it was heat of the moment and it just came out.” ❤️ pic.twitter.com/JVQv3dTGNY
— Anfield HQ (@AnfieldHQ) February 15, 2019
Great hope is in u next season
— Destiny (@muwongedesire56) February 15, 2019
Come back already
— Wes Alcatraz (@AlcatrazWes) February 15, 2019
Am a big fan of his …the boy got incredible talent maybe the gaffer has put him in his mind and that he will be a first team player next season for us
— son.of.a.nomad (@MKuyiowne) February 15, 2019
He is a must next season for LFC, guy is attack minded and consistant
— neil mclaughlin (@neil791) February 15, 2019
Surely he’ll get a chance next season!!!
— Tom Mullen (@tom_m_mullen) February 15, 2019
Is right Harry lad ??
— GMc (@evoymcg) February 15, 2019
Big fan of this guy think he’s a massive talent and his time will soon come ?
— @caitss_r (@CaitssR) February 15, 2019
It is what it is lad, hope to see u in the first team next season
— Owen Moss (@owen_mossy) February 15, 2019