It’s a big week for both Liverpool and Harry Wilson.
While Jurgen Klopp’s men are looking to win Liverpool’s sixth European Cup, Wilson is trying to help Derby win promotion to the big time.
The Welsh youngster is drawing a lot of attention in the transfer market, but should Klopp be so quick to offload the winger?
Wilson’s first taste of senior football came during a six month loan spell at Hull City at the end of the 17/18 season.
After signing for The Tigers in January 2018, he scored an impressive seven goals and registered four assists in his 13 Championship appearances.
Wilson opted for another spell in the Championship and signed for Derby at the beginning of last season.
The wide man’s silky touches and free-kicks have led him to be one of The Ram’s star players this season.
He was bought in on loan, alongside Chelsea’s Fikayo Tomori and Mason Mount, and the youngsters have been key to Frank Lampard’s success in his debut season in management.
Liverpool fans will have had a close eye on Wilson’s progression and would have been thrilled to see him help dumb Man United out of the Carabao Cup with an amazing Old Trafford free-kick.
And The Reds supporters would have loved his celebration even more…
Wilson showed five fingers to the Theatre of Dreams as a reminder of how many European Cups his beloved Liverpool have won.
He might need two hands for next season’s celebration…
He also has shone on the biggest stage, breaking Leeds hearts with a goal and an assist in the second leg of their play-off game last week.
His biggest test comes on Monday when his Derby side take on Aston Villa in the play-off final.
Derby lost both games to Villa in the Championship, 3-0 at home and 4-0 away.
If Derby are to break the trend and win promotion, you can be sure Wilson will be heavily involved.
Liverpool’s current wingers goal-scoring ability is key to their identity and success.
Wilson scored 18 goals in all competitions and made six assists in the 48 games.
Not exactly Mohamed Salah or Sadio Mane but impressive none-the-less.
Wilson will be aware he won’t walk into Liverpool’s starting XI, especially considered how nailed-on the front three have become.
The number seven is more of a technical inside forward, more similar to Adam Lallana than to Mane and Salah.
His creativity may be what sets him apart from the two golden boot winning forwards and gets him a place in the Premier League squad.
The big decision is still Jurgen Klopp’s to make.
It would be a risk to have a player without any Premier League experience in the squad throughout the year.
But it might just be worth having him around for the free-kicks.
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