Mirror have reported that Liverpool are set to put Harry Wilson in the shop window and cash-in on the youngster after an incredibly successful loan season over at Frank Lampard’s Derby County. The 22-year-old netted a total of 16 goals in the Championship while playing as a midfielder.
With of all that in mind, the Reds might still not have enough room for him in their star-packed squad and even though he’s talented, Wilson might end up as a spare part at Anfield. Jurgen Klopp knows what he’s doing and here are two reasons why this course of action is actually the right one for Liverpool…
Wilson is really young and there’s no telling how good he might become in the future but with a slight glance at Liverpool’s current squad, it’s rather difficult to see him make a breakthrough and feature on a consistent basis. Sure, in time, if he is groomed and handled well, that could happen, there’s no denying that. But it’s difficult for a youngster to fight for his spot with big-name players the Reds already have at their disposal.
If the likes of Naby Keita, who was already a star in making when he joined, struggle to make an impact, which was evident in his stats, Wilson might face an even bigger mountain to climb.
On top of that, with all their success in the Championship, Derby County are no Liverpool. Scoring 16 goals will always be viewed as a massive achievement, especially for a midfielder, but a jump to the Premier League often proves to be too big of a step to take in such short notice.
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Derby County have done two things for Wilson: they’ve given him an environment to thrive and showcase his skills and have also managed to up his estimated market value. The Mirror claim that Liverpool want £21m for the youngster – an incredible figure considering he’s only ever made one senior appearance for them.
This goes hand in hand with their visions of strengthening the squad this summer with players that are more in sync with what Klopp wants to see at Anfield.
Goal report that the Reds need a new full-back and a potential multi-functional forward as the German manager seeks some relief for his star trident up front. Judging by those targets, Wilson hardly fits the brief and the money the Merseysiders are set to get from him could very well be invested in some more urgent and bigger signings in the near future.