Harry Wilson has been told he needs to leave the Reds this summer by former midfielder Danny Murphy.
Wilson, who spent last season on loan at Derby County, has been with the Reds for more than a decade having come through the Academy, and was a Reds fan growing up.
Murphy, though, believes the time is right for him to go on a permanent deal.
He told BWIN.com: “I can’t see Wilson getting the playing time he wants at Liverpool and it’s probably time for him to move on. He’s not got the physicality to play at the very top level.
“He’s a talented player, but he’s competing for a place against some of the best players in the world and he’s not going to get in front of them.”
Wilson is not going to be first choice ahead of Mo Salah, that much is clear, but we think he will still have a big role to play as a squad player if he sticks around. Suggesting he’s lightweight is slightly harsh, as well, given how well he did in the Championship.
The Reds are not likely to be spending big on attacking reinforcements this window, which gives Wilson a chance to stake a claim.
If he was to leave now, without even giving it one season with the Reds’ first team, Wilson might regret it. He could go and be a regular for Leicester, Wolves or Southampton, but he could also have a great career at Anfield.
We think he should stay put this summer and reassess it this time next year, by which time his standing in the squad will have become much clearer. He’s definitely still young enough for that to be an option for him.