Harry Wilson turned a lot of heads during his loan spell at Derby County last season, scoring 18 goals to go along with 16 assists on 49 caps for the second-tier club.
Wilson even scored a stunner against Manchester United in the Carabao Cup, and rumors pointed that Liverpool may want to keep him this season rather than loaning him again.
And, right after the 22-year-old scored a beautiful long-range goal against Olympique Lyon in Liverpool’s last preseason game, the media asked Jurgen Klopp about the possibility of him being loaned again:
“We are in constant conversations, that’s clear. We have to do the right thing for us and for the boy. There is nothing to talk about in public about it, so we will see what happens in the next eight or nine days until the window closes,” Klopp told the media, as reported by the BBC.
Even though Klopp was uncommitted regarding his future, he still had nothing but praise for the playmaker, who may have a bright future if he keeps on the hard work:
“He is obviously a really good player and I was really happy with him in the whole pre-season. He came back from Derby in a completely different (shape) That’s a good example of how a loan can really work out. it was for Derby really good and for Harry as well. For us as well, which is good.
I am happy for him that he could show that tonight again. He played not in his best position, he played left wing and did it really well. We tried to set it up a little bit so it is more comfortable for him with positioning and stuff like that. When he scored the goal, it was just Harry, brilliant,” Klopp concluded.
The Wales international would have to fight for every minute of playing time with Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Mo Salah, Divock Origi, Adam Lallana, and Xherdan Shaqiri all ahead of him in Klopp’s pecking order, so perhaps it would be better for him to try his luck elsewhere for another 6 months or so.