After an impressive loan spell at Hull City, playing a big part in ensuring that Championship football will be played at the KCOM Stadium next season, there won’t be a Hull fan out there that wouldn’t taxi Harry Wilson back down the M62 if it meant he was playing in black and amber come August.
Harry Wilson and the Premier League
With a tally of seven goals and four assists in 13 Championship appearances, there is no doubt that the 21-year-old will be in-demand throughout this summer’s transfer window. A step up into the top flight, with Liverpool or out on loan, will be the likely outcome.
The winger has all the attributes required to be a top player. An abundance of pace, a fantastic touch and directness in his running with a great end product to match. Wilson is a defender’s nightmare.
Wilson has a big pre-season ahead of him if he wants to make an impact on Jurgen Klopp. He told Goal he certainly isn’t ruling out a chance to break into the Liverpool team next season. “This year, I want to get on that tour, I want to get in the manager’s mind, train hard, train well, stay fit. If I do, then hopefully I’ll get my chance. If not, we’ll sit down and discuss our options.”
However, far too often these days we see players fall below their full potential after being rushed into a team like Liverpool without the required experience to put in solid consistent performances at the highest level. Another season out on loan at a team where he will get regular first team football would set him up perfectly to mount a serious push for a place in the Liverpool side the following season.
Wilson Will Not Be Short of Loan Options for Next Season
A lesser Premier League team, perhaps a Brighton or a Southampton, for instance, would definitely suit Wilson. Both teams like to play with pace on the wings to provide service for the target man up top.
Despite inevitable interest from Premier League clubs, the recent managerial appointment of Steven Gerrard at Rangers, alongside Michael Beale on the coaching staff, who made Wilson captain of Liverpool’s U23’s, could be a highly contributing factor not only towards Wilson’s decision, but for Liverpool as well.
It is almost guaranteed that the two sides will have connections as long as Gerrard is in charge. The man is a legendary figure for the Reds on and off the pitch. Not only that, but as a former youth coach and U18’s manager at the club, what better opportunity do they have to develop their hottest prospects?
Another season out on loan, this time in the Premier League, looks like the best option for Wilson at this stage.
An impressive run of games in pre-season, however, and there’s no reason we won’t see Harry Wilson in and around Liverpool’s first XI as soon as next season.