Klopp’s preference to keep Wilson in England is a major blow for Celtic

Jurgen Klopp will shun the opportunity to send Liverpool starlet Harry Wilson to Scotland on loan, preferring to keep him in English football, according to the Scottish Sun.

What’s the latest, then?

The Sun report that as many as 12 Championship clubs – a remarkable half the division – want Wilson after his hugely impressive loan spell at Hull City in the second half of last season.

They say that Klopp’s preference is for the Welsh wideman to remain in England and to join one of them, rather than do a deal with Brendan Rodgers – the man he succeeded at Anfield – for a loan deal for the youngster.

The report also says that Wilson was initially brought into the Liverpool first team by Rodgers, but that not serve to tip the balance in Klopp’s eyes.

Wilson would have replaced Roberts perfectly

Wilson is clearly a precocious talent and regular gametime at a club with such high expectations would have been a great way to further his development.

However, Klopp’s refusal to countenance allowing him to move to Scotland is a blow – not least because he is the ideal man to replace the departed Patrick Roberts.

Rodgers needs flair and Wilson would have been perfect, and with Champions League fixtures in the close future, he must go back to the drawing board as soon as possible.