Liverpool’s 21-year-old winger Harry Wilson remains committed to earning a first team role at Liverpool this season and today signed a new long-term deal confirming he’s in Jürgen Klopp’s long-term plans—though a season-long loan for the coming season remains likely.
“When it got offered to me, I was desperate to sign it fairly early on in pre-season because I want to focus on playing football,” Wilson said of his decision to sign his new contract early in the summer. “Now this is sorted, I feel I can do that and push on and try and impress.”
With many of Liverpool’s attacking stars absent, Wilson is expected get the chance to force his way into the first team picture during pre-season. When Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané, and Roberto Firmino return from post-World Cup breaks, though, that could change.
At that point, The Times’ Paul Joyce believes a loan is likely—and that no less than 12 English clubs have already expressed interest in signing him on loan: Aston Villa, Derby, Hull, Leeds, Middlesbrough, Norwich City, Preston, QPR, Reading, Swansea, and West Brom.
Wherever Wilson does end up—if he doesn’t earn a first team role at Liverpool this season, that is—it will be expected that Liverpool will seek to secure a guarantee of starting minutes for the player at his new, temporary home.