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Harry Wilson Gains Confidence From Being on Jürgen Klopp’s Mind

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The Liverpool loanee is staying in touch with Melwood, and loving it.

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Each of Aston Villa, Manchester City, Southampton and Newcastle United have conceded goals to Harry Wilson this season. The Liverpool player’s most recent was a free kick against Newcastle for his loan club Bournemouth. Wilson has been a positive figure in Eddie Howe’s team, scoring four in eleven appearances for the south coast club.

Granted, save for City, the opposition Wilson has bested isn’t of the highest calibre but it’s a solid return for the 22-year-old in his first Premier League season. Jürgen Klopp and his staff are keeping an eye on Wilson’s progress. The Welsh winger recently spoke about his regular contact with Liverpool and the confidence he’s gained from staying connected to Melwood throughout his loan spell.

“I am always in touch with Liverpool, they have a loan guy there who I am in contact with every week, and I get the odd message off the manager,” said Wilson.

“He says he has been watching and after I scored against Man City he congratulated me on the goal. He messaged and said ‘Great free-kick!’

“It gives you a boost to see that, and it is great he is keeping an eye on me. It is good to know when you go out on loan you are not forgotten about. I’m still in contact with a few of the lads and if I can get to a game I always will.”

Wilson’s future at Liverpool is still to be determined. He’s a very good footballer and from the evidence we have Wilson should have a solid career in the league. But can he make the jump to the Liverpool first team? The odds are against him but Wilson appears to be a very determined young player with a lot of passion for the game. And that’s worth big points to Jürgen Klopp.