Ex-Reds midfielder Jason McAteer believes Harry Wilson’s loan move to Derby County will be very beneficial for the young attacker.
He believes that Wilson will return to the Reds in a position to fight for a place in the team, having been made more physical by another spell outside of youth football.
Wilson, who was a stand-out for our under-23s for several seasons before impressing at Hull City last season, where he was directly involved in 11 goals in 13 games, scored a stunning free-kick at Old Trafford to help his current side knock Manchester United out of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night.
47-year-old McAteer, who played 100 times for the Reds, is convinced that the Welsh international can come back to Anfield and make a real impact.
He told LFCTV, via Inside Futbol: “He’s a talent. He was ready to go out [on loan]. It will do him a world of good – it will toughen him up. The Championship comes game after game and you’ve got to be on it.
“I think he’s got a future at Liverpool.”
We think Wilson deserves a first-team chance purely for the fact that he fired in from 30 yards at Old Trafford, celebrating with the ‘five times’ gesture having done so, in homage to his lookalike, Fernando Torres.
If he continues his good form, Jurgen Klopp will have no choice but to field him next season.