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Harry Wilson’s set piece ability could give Liverpool another dimension

Tom Procter

Liverpool may be able to boast a new not-so-secret weapon next season, with Harry Wilson showcasing his brilliant set piece ability once again.

Wilson was in action for loan side Derby County against Premier League outfit Southampton in an FA Cup third round replay on Wednesday.

The Rams were 2-0 down at St. Mary’s, when Wilson stepped up to take a free-kick from the corner of the penalty area.

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The Welshman whipped the ball towards the far corner and it nestled in the back of the net.

Derby went on to win the game on penalties, with Wilson coming in for high praise once again after the game.

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Wilson’s strike at St. Mary’s was his sixth free-kick goal of the season so far – a truly remarkable return from the 21-year-old.

All in all, he has now scored 11 for Derby and laid on one assist.

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He has certainly been making the most of his stint at Pride Park, and one has to feel that he will have caught Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp’s eye.

Should Wilson keep up this level until the end of the season, then it’s difficult to see him remaining at Derby permanently.

For Liverpool don’t actually have anyone quite like him at the moment.

His ability from set pieces is of the highest quality, and next season he could give the Reds another dimension.

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Trent Alexander-Arnold is a solid option, but Wilson offers that left-footed option for different angles. He could well take over Philippe Coutinho’s mantle in that sense if he gets a first-team chance, with Brazilian famed for his free-kicks.

Set pieces are such a big part of the game now, and having somebody in the squad who is consistently excellent in those situations could be worth their weight in gold.

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