It seems as though Liverpool have made a decision to sell Harry Wilson, and everyone in the world is interested in him.
The Welshman had a solid season on loan at Frank Lampard’s Derby County. The first half of the year in particular was full of strong performances met with a number of brilliant goals from range. What happened, unfortunately, is that those efforts from distance stopped going in, with this finishing slump seeming to affect his confidence, and he was no longer able to impact games the way he previously had in the second half of the season. Still, the 22 year old showed plenty of strong moments, and the loan can be considered a success overall.
Not enough of a success for him to get a real go at Anfield, though, it would seem. Steve Bates of The Mirror has a report today that fits information we’ve heard in the past: Liverpool are looking to sell Harry Wilson, and a number of clubs are interested in him. This time, the parties looking for a permanent deal include German sides Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig, La Liga clubs Valencia and Getafe, and seemingly half the Premier League including Leicester and Aston Villa.
A lot of people like Wilson. Many of his admirers apparently work for football clubs across Europe. It does seem as though Jürgen Klopp is not one of them, though, and for understandable reasons. Wilson is not a hugely active presser, nor is he a pacy dribbling wide forward or a creative passer. What he does have is a good shot from range, but largely from the right side cutting in on his left foot, a specific skill Mohamed Salah has locked down. He may well go on to have an excellent career in the game and I doubt anyone at Liverpool would hold any animosity towards him for that. It does look like it won’t be here, though.