It doesn’t look like Harry Wilson will be cutting his loan spell at Derby County short to join up with Liverpool this January.
The Welsh international has scored ten goals this season for the Championship club, netting for his country in two international fixtures as well, so it’s fair to say his stock has risen.
Wilson has an eye for the spectacular, and has actually won his club’s Goal of the Month award four times on the trot!
As a result, there was speculation that Jurgen Klopp could recall Wilson to aid with Liverpool’s Premier League title push, but it doesn’t look like it’s going to happen this January, based on quotes from Frank Lampard, who deserves credit for the manner in which he’s mentored Wilson.
“I have heard nothing from Liverpool, which is good news – no news is good news,” Rams boss Lampard told the Telegraph.
“I hope he stays with us because I think it (the loan) has been good for all parties, so far.
“In terms of his individual performance, 10 goals is a great return, and his spectacular goals have been great on the eye but my biggest pleasure is seeing his performances in the past month.
“His all-round game, the energy, the personality to receive the ball and be pivotal in the game has gone up a notch, and I think there are more notches to go.
“That is credit to Harry and hopefully he can continue that progress in the second half of the season.”
Really, we just want Wilson to continue his development at Derby and we can reassess the situation in the summer.
If he hits nearly 20 goals in a season, it will prove to us that he’s potentially got what it takes to make it at Liverpool – although our bar is obviously incredibly high.
In fairness to Wilson though, there isn’t much more he can do in an attempt to prove his worth.