The expectation that Harry Wilson will head back to Liverpool in time for next season has been questioned by Hull City boss Nigel Adkins.
The winger has thrived since heading to the Championship on loan, scoring five goals and registering three assists, propelling the Tigers out of the relegation zone in the process.
As a result, Liverpool fans have called for the 21-year-old to be given a proper chance during pre-season and earn a regular place in our match-day squad in 2018/19, but Adkins is confident he’ll keep him.
When questioned about our Welsh winger, Adkins replied: “I think he’ll be playing for Hull City in the Championship, but that’s me being positive.”
Jurgen Klopp has never given Wilson a first-team start, using the likes of Ben Woodburn and Dominic Solanke much more regularly, despite their lesser performances for our U23 side.
“The four lads who have been on loan have done great but they’ll go back to their parent clubs and do their pre-season with them,” Adkins continued, reported in the Echo.
“They’ll decide if they’re going to stay in the first-team group or, as they should do, go and get vital match experience in the Championship.
“I’d love that to be at Hull City because I’d like to think the clubs can see that the work we do with them gives them the opportunity to develop.
“I’d like to think we’ve got a good track record for helping players develop.”
For now, we just want Wilson to focus on ending the season very strongly.
If he can score a few more goals, Klopp will simply have to take notice.
Wilson’s been unlucky so far during the German’s tenure because he hasn’t been fit during the summer – but hopefully that’ll change in 2018.
The attacker has bundles of talent and we’d be upset if he ended up making it big elsewhere.
But as backup to Mo Salah on the right-wing, he could do a great job, because he likes to run in behind and is a cool finisher.