Harry Wilson admits he can’t see the comparisons that are being made between himself and former Liverpool striker Fernando Torres.
The Reds loanee has seen his resemblance to the Spaniard resurface since joining Derby County on a season-long loan deal in the summer.
Between the blonde highlights, the hairstyle and his similarly shaped face, it’s easy to understand where fans are coming from.
Though Wilson himself is having none of it, he does aspire to match the success Torres has enjoyed throughout his career.
Touching on the comparisons, he told the Derby Telegraph: “To be fair, I’ve had that quite a lot on social media. I don’t see it, personally, but I think a lot of the fans do!”
“I’d be delighted if I could achieve half of what he’s done, with his goalscoring record and the trophies he’s won as well.”
On the left, a picture of Fernando Torres.
And on the right, we have Harry Wilson.
That is all. 😬 pic.twitter.com/ipR5WRNYaL
— Fields Of Anfield Road (@FOARsite) July 9, 2018
He added: “I grew up watching him and obviously being a Liverpool fan, it was brilliant going to Anfield and watching him score in pretty much every game.”
“Then he went to Chelsea and upset a few of us! But he’s a great, great player.”
Wilson finished off a sweeping counter-attacking move to score his first goal for Derby in Saturday’s 3-1 win over Brentford.
It marked only his second appearance and first start since returning from an injury layoff that saw him miss five Championship games across late August and early September.
His bright impression alongside fellow loanee Mason Mount has hinted at a vital attacking influence for Frank Lampard’s promotion-chasing Rams.
Besides offering his pace as an outlet in behind, the 21-year-old also showcased his energy and work ethic as a key figure on the gritty side of the ball.
Though still incredibly early in his career, there is an obvious forward’s conviction capable of making him a valuable option for Jurgen Klopp further down the line.