He’s 21-years-old, Harry Wilson. It’s time to make an impact. The young Liverpool player spent the second half of last season on loan at Hull City, scoring seven goals for the Championship side. Now, he’s back at Melwood, having signed a new contract in January, and is ready to use all his newfound knowledge and experience to work his way into Jürgen Klopp’s team.
It will be no easy feat for the young Welshman. Competition for places at Liverpool is fierce and only going to get more so with new additions coming in. But positivity is the only way to go. Wilson spoke to the club’s official site about his hopes for pre-season and beyond.
“Last year I was desperate to make an impact in pre-season,” Harry said, “but I picked up a little injury and that stopped me doing so. With the loan spell behind me, I’ve got a lot of confidence and belief that this season can be my season.
“I went out and got the minutes I needed, scored a few goals and helped Hull climb the table a bit. I really enjoyed that. Now I’m focusing on doing well in pre-season and hopefully getting into this team.”
Wilson didn’t feature for any of Liverpool’s pre-season matches last summer because of his injury. Then the season started and Liverpool were on their way. Now, there’s a bit of making up for lost time motivation for the young winger.
“I’ve been looking forward to it all summer, coming back in and getting started again, starting the hard work,” said Harry.
“Pre-season is quite tough on the body and the mind.”
Thankfully, for the players, the Liverpool coaches let the boys kick a ball around from time to time in between all the running and more running.
“I don’t think any player enjoys the running part. So when you come outside and the balls are out, you don’t mind the hard work in between because you get to have a touch of the ball every so often.
“You can do as much work on the training ground or running as you like but the match fitness comes with getting the minutes in. We’re all looking forward to that one.”
It won’t be a long wait, as Liverpool will play Chester on Saturday for their first friendly of the summer.