Jurgen Klopp has spoken of his young winger Harry Wilson after his performance today in their final preseason match.
This is what Klopp has said:
“We are in constant conversation, that’s clear.
“We have to do the right thing for us and for the boy. That’s how it is.
“It’s nothing to talk in public about it, so we will see what happens in the next eight or nine days until the window closes.
“He is obviously a really good player. I’ve been really happy with him all pre-season, he came back from Derby completely different.
“That’s a good example of how a loan can really work out. For Derby it was really good, for Harry it was, and for us as well.
“Harry did a really good job for us, scored a wonderful goal, a Harry Wilson special. That was really cool.”
It seems that Harry Wilson’s situation is still fluid at the moment and the club have yet to make a decision on his future. There have also been no reported bids for the Welshman as of yet.
Harry Wilson– warming up for Wales
There were reports from earlier today that Bournemouth were set to meet Liverpool’s £25m valuation of Wilson. The report said that Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe sees Wilson as the perfect competition for Ryan Fraser and David Brooks.
This report came out before confirmation of Brooks’ severe ankle injury which will keep the 22-year-old midfielder out of action for up to 12 weeks.
Confirmation of @DRBrooks15's ankle injury, which will rule him out for around 12 weeks.
— AFC Bournemouth (@afcbournemouth) July 31, 2019
Bournemouth joins Aston Villa and Newcastle as the leading candidates vying for Harry Wilson. From Jurgen Klopp’s comments, it seems as though he is very sympathetic to Wilson’s desire for first-team football.
It had been reported that Liverpool were averse to sending the player out on loan. Though, from reading Klopp’s comments he seems to be open to it as it worked out extremely well when he was at Derby last season.
Wilson would be an excellent addition on loan next season if the club are unwilling to meet the asking price of £25m. This fee is unlikely to be drastically reduced as Wilson has featured heavily for Liverpool this preseason and not looked out of place.